Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The New Year...a time of contemplation, prioritizing, planning and giving ourselves permission to have the most exciting, fun-filled, growing in the spirit experience in the new year...permission also to do, perhaps, something we haven't done before...
"And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same." Marianne Williamson, from the Painter's Keys Resource of Art Quotations. http://www.painterskeys.com/PERMISSION SLIP
name: __________________ has permission
to allow his/her light to shine to the nth degree
from this date, Saturday, January 1, 2011, forward
...at all times...and in all circumstances...
Make your New Year really meaningful!!
"The New Year is like a blanc canvas waiting for us to put colours on it."
Happy New Year!!
Friday, December 10, 2010
What an interesting quote...Monet, an artist who is held in such high esteem, sharing his fears that he is not capturing the colors and light in a particular landscape...a huge thing to admit for an artist of his prestige...I thought that only happened to artists like me!!
Do artists experience fear while painting? Have you? Please comment if you wish! I think this could be an interesting conversation...thanks for reading my blog too!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
It was his artwork that needs to be talked about...he was a prolific painter, in my estimation...over the years you can see changes in his techniques, in usage of the brush to create different effects. He used colors also to define atmosphere and/or time of day...it appears he couldn't get enough of those pigments in his color-filled, textural paintings...he was in love with the richness of his vision which he painted with relish...I didn't see many still-lifes, but landscapes, water-scapes, architectural, people...he painted them all...not just once, but over and over again...a different time of day would mean different colors and so he would do a series of the same landscape with each painting telling a different story... atmosphere would justify painting the sky of the "Tuileries Garden" with wistful softness while the "Women in the Garden" he painted under a clear noonday sun.
In his painting, he was brazen. He did the unexpected. He was rebellious. He was courageous. He painted as he liked...and we inherited it all...if you don't get a good book of his images to devour, it is your loss.