|6x6 oil inspired from small pastel|
|7x3 pastel from memory|
I continue my small works on twilight. (These are the baby "models" for my large works.) The idea of creating the glow color of a luscious sky can mean creating a darker balance in the land. Knowing this, I still try to do it in other ways, with little success. The contrast of sharp and unfocused edges make a little more mystery and strengthen the diva. Practice, practice. I find that I need to do the "same"painting over and over varying the underpaintings and the layers as I search for my idea to clarify before going bigger.
It's funny, last week a visitor to my studio was remarking about one of my paintings. She said,"Wow, what a beautiful place that is! It must be nice to paint there." I decided not to tell her that the view was next to a dumpster in the mall parking lot. We are the creators of illusions, ideas, and beauty. I instead replied, "Yes it is beautiful with the morning light. I love being in that place" While my statement may sound false..... it's not at all. I do love being in that place, even if most of it takes place in my head.
This brings about another great quote.
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Degas
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