Dress Rehearsal

I love the quote “Life isn’t a dress rehearsal”, but life does call for dress rehearsals—actors rehearse, athletes practice, public speakers address a video camera—anyone who is in the public eye does some sort of rehearsal before show time to catch potential problems and perfect the performance.  An artist’s dress rehearsal can be a color study, a sketch, or a series of photographs.  Sometimes I dive right in and paint, but if I’m doing a really involved piece, you can bet I’m going to have a dress rehearsal first.  I’ve had an idea floating around in my head for a while now, but after the dress rehearsal, I’m not sure if I really want to put on the show…

“Vintage”–a ‘dress rehearsal’ from my sketchbook


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