Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Finding Art

The potential for art is everywhere. It's limitless. Everywhere the light falls, there is also shadow and color, shape and texture and volume. All day long I catch glimpses of things I want to paint, moments I want to preserve. The smell of the pear and the shine of the knife as I slice it become a single sensation. If I evoke the shine of the knife, will the viewer smell the pear?

And how do I choose which glimpse to record this time? Have I painted the play of light and color on glass enough times already? Perhaps I should be regarding faces, or city streets. Or should I try to get sensations onto the canvas without any images at all to make them speak?

Sometimes there is so much richness that it's hard to paint at all.

2 comments:

  1. How True! I was thinking the same thing today! I have so many things I want to paint that I don't know where to begin. Love your new website by the way!
    Karen

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  2. "All day long I catch glimpses of things I want to paint, moments I want to preserve."

    I'm that way with a camera. :-) Thank goodness for digital! Film was breaking my bank!!!

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