by Nina Baldwin

cloud catcher*dream maker*artist

"Art touches the is reaches out from the canvas and passes through the eyes of the viewer right into his heart where it can leave an imprint of beauty that can make the spirit sing."
Nina Baldwin ...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

IMPRESSIONISM...a Spirit of Independence and Rebellion

"The "Impressionists"... were a diverse group of artists in style and temperament, unified primarily by their spirit of independence and rebellion." (wiki)

I am forever searching for the right term...abstract?...contemporary?...modern? What correctly describes my artwork? Perhaps I am an Impressionist...afterall, independence and rebellion seem to be stepping stones in my process, even if my artwork doesn't betray it...which surprises me no end since I seek peace daily! I was a good little girl all of my life! Really!! I attended Catholic schools for 13 years of my life...very controlled...might be considered rigid compared to today's standards...could this be why in my art I determine to put inhibitions aside when I start a painting?...could this be why I am trying new techniques with each new work?...could this be why I must express myself, my emotions on my canvas?...because I can?!! ...because I want to leave an Impression?

I will delve into the subject of Impressionism and it's painters in the next few weeks...join me...

How about you??? Do you paint? If so, what style do you paint in? ...and most important...WHY?