Wednesday, December 14, 2011

There are no facts, only interpretations

 Changes, oil on panel, 5”x7”

 I have always liked the quote, for me that thought works on many levels. In both my artistic and personal life, it is a good maxim to have.

 December on Cedar Lake, oil on panel, 5”x7”
These winter sketches are all about interpretation, reducing the subject matter to a simple and truthful sketch. And with the rapidly changing weather conditions you really do not have much time for even that.

Dusk at Cedar Lake, oil on panel, 5”x7”

So as a painter must you go for the “large” truths and “big” facts of the image.
And then you can follow these dictum's.

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort ‘em as much as you please.”
- - MarkTwain

"There are no facts, only interpretations."