2017 A brand new me.....
have chosen to paint. Then, there comes a moment when the focus shifts and the
image becomes three-dimensional. This is when we are connecting with our art. It
only happens when the right side of the brain relies on what it knows and rather
than how to do to it. "
Thank you Stefan, for all you do and the wisdom, expertise and encouragement you give.
I look at light as energy, and it is that light energy that I strive to capture in my paintings. Whether I
am painting a study, a still life, or a landscape, I want to give you, the viewer a piece of that feeling or sensation as a special moment in time. I love the emotional impact paintings can have on the viewer. So in my practice of painting...I strive for that...that little gasp of wonder and/or excitement a painting has to offer.
I just read a quote from Charlie Waite....
It I reads, "I often think of that rare fulfilling joy when I am in the presence of some wonderful alignment of events. Where the light, colour, the shapes and the balance all interlock so beautifully that I feel truly overwhelmed by the
wonder of it."
I could not have said this better. It touched my core, my essence, my reason for being and why I paint. The splendor of the
moment...the sensation of an event...the joy and life...all wrapped up in a few simple sentences. Wow. My heart just grew a little larger. I love what I do. Happy painting....
(Charlie Waite (born 1949) is an English landscape photographer, noted for his “painterly” approach
in using light and shade.
nature, alive and penetrated by spirit, will look from canvases of Russian artists…” - Shishkin
When I look at his paintings, I see this...nature, alive and penetrated by spirit. If I can accomplish anything in my paintings, this is it, that awe moment when life is given to a two dimension surface.
Values, who needs them?
Posted on November 25, 2013
This is a must read for all inspiring artists, so informative. Be sure to click on the link: Values , who needs them? to read the entire blog. Wonderful stuff.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING - November 2013
Once home, I ventured out into the yard. I felt a yearning to touch the ground and connect. Gardening has always been one of my passions, but lately, it is one I have neglected. So with loppers in hand, I decided to trim up the lavender hedge. Being outside in the warm November sunlight, heady with the aroma of lavender, I started the task, soon loosing myself in the meditative qualities that be grounded to the planet brings. It is no wonder that a cold has brought me down. It has been so long since I have came out to play. The earth provides my palate. It is a grand kaleidoscope of color and light. The sensations, the fleeting moments, all components of what I strive to capture in my paintings are gifts given to us all...we just have to take the time to open our eyes... and our hearts to this wondrous world we live in. And so on this Thanksgiving Day, I am extremely grateful for all I have and all that is to come....with grateful abundance to all.