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
I am the heat of your hearth, the shade screening you from the sun. I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table. I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead,the wood of your cradle, and the shell of your coffin. A am the gift of God and the … Continue reading Day 28: Do not be Afraid to Go Out on A Limb, for That is Where the Fruit Is.
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
12 x 24 inch Oil On Canvas $200.............the average pencil is 7 inches and the eraser 1/2inch! I hope everyone has a great Friday. Best,Valerie
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
We are quickly approaching month one. Cool. Allergy season sucks.A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. (that is for you friend-who are trying to remain optimistic)8 x 10 Oil On Canvas $100 You know trees are a lot … Continue reading Day 24 …..Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions
Today I am at1,000 hits. thanks everyone I appreciate your continued support.I am not feeling so well this day-its my bad allergy season---Tonight, you get art, at its simplest. Which is probably when art is its purest. A friend once told me that she thinks I do my best work when I am sick. I … Continue reading Day 23: …A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.