I have been tagged. My initial response was "not going to do it, feel too much like a chain letter." Upon further thought, I decided it could be a fun thing.
I was tagged by Bart who has been a faithful poster on my blog. He describes my work as "wonderful warm paintings, carefully made." Hey, hey I am trying to loosen up. Famous last word of every painter that has ever viewed Schmid's lovely loose work.
Part 1 SECRETS
If I share them they are no longer secrets. How about little known facts that anyone who doesn't know me wouldn't know.
1. In my second year of painting, I had work purchased from me for a Museum's permanent collection. (Tooting my own horn there.)
2. I have not had any mood altering chemicals in my body for over 18 years.
3. I enjoy meditation as a way to connect with my creative path and work out being stuck.
4. I grew up in Sturgis, South Dakota. The ever infamous Bike Rally in the heart of the Black Hills.
5. I dedicate a minimum of 4 hour a day to painting and studying art. It usually exceeds that.
6. I am going to study with Scott Christensen in June. I love his work and this is a goal that I am really jazzed about.
7. I have a book that I am writing but not making a lot of progress on.
Well that is done. Hopefully everyone is still awake.
Part two - tag 7 other bloggers.
Here are my seven bloggers.
1. Michael Chelsey Johnson-A fellow plein air painter that I had the privilege of meeting at a Ray Roberts workshop. His work has alot of air and is worth a look.
2. Danny Griego - another plein air painter, figure painter that does amazing work and is very dedicated to his craft.
3. William K. Moore - A very prolific artist that has a blog that is a very interesting read about Bogata.
4. Frank Edwards - Another Plein air painter whose work has a terrific amount of life and expression.
5. Michael Pieczonka - A Wetcanvas patron with a wonderful painterly style.
6. Mick McGinty - A daily painter that is from my home state that does incredible work that I would like to get to know.
7. Karin Juricik - Another daily painter that does incredible little scene that are full of stories.
All right there are my seven secrets and seven bloggers and I am still alive.