A friend asked me to do a day and night piece of art. She has been one of my faithful cheerleaders so......S. today and tomorrow are for you. Enjoy V. Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for … Continue reading Day 36: Be Of Good Cheer!!
The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.”Ellen Key quote Best to you on this day,Valerie
As a viewer of abstract paintings, ask yourself the following questions: Am I trying to figure out what it looks like or represents rather than allowing something to emerge from what I see in front of me? What are the elements, colors, and textures of the painting? How do these interact with each other? What … Continue reading Day 34: For light I go directly to the Source, not to any of the Reflections.
Abstract art uses a visual language to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. (Rudolph Arnheim, Visual Thinking) This is a great sentence and a good place to start when thinking about abstract art. Thinking in terms of visual language-what does that mean? It … Continue reading Day 32: Visual Language
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust Why this quote? Because, I am losing something in my work. The impressionistic landscapes are just not making me happy. It might be time to do a few abstracts, to help me clear my head and figure … Continue reading Day 31: …One Month….and 31 paintings later.
Tonight I want to share a poem entitled "Sea Fever". It is one of my favorites. It was written in 1902 by John Masefield. I am dedicating this entry to all my friends with a bit of salt in their veins,ValerieI must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, … Continue reading Day 30: ….Sea Fever
quote by Victor Hugo Roots can represent- feelings of stagnationof being rooted in one spotunable to movea sense of homestability ability to find mental, physical or spiritual nutrition
After finding the most incredible photos of trees, including ones shared by friends is it any wonder I have not lost interest in them. Its a beautiful sunny day, and the temperatures are a bit cooler. My focus on the small gifts today-sunshine, beautiful scenery, health, family, whatever is important. And, if that doesn't … Continue reading Day 27: …Everyday is a gift, thats why they call it the present
Ok, so I am sliding into home plate in the nick of time here tonight. I will just leave you with one of my favorite quotes. PS~ Thanks for a fun evening DI!8 x 10 Oil on Canvas