Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring Equinox

For us here in the lower Mid-west the winter has certainly been cold, but nothing like the bone chilling, snow thumping other parts of the country have received this year. No words sound as good as winter is gone and spring has come. But I will say that I have enjoyed the palette colors of winter this season, there is something about the tones of red and yellow earth under a dramatic sky. The landscape freed of its foliage exhibits a unique anatomy and rhythm, a hidden depth and perspective accented with the bared lace of trees.

A major part of being an artist is seeing things through different eyes; observing nature in ways others might overlook, and draw attention to the beauty of simple things. When we accomplish/connect with that, we can create a shared visual experience or artistic vision that can be more compelling and authentic than reality itself.

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”

                                                                                                           - John Muir

Above art work:

Spring Equinox oil on panel 8 x 10 in
Spring Equinox oil sketch 5 x 7 in


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