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
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