Yesterday was one of those beautiful days from start to finish. I mean beautiful as the sun was shining, there was little wind and it was even fairly warm, actually very warm for winter. I knew I just had to be outside! I had meant to work on my painting and I really do want to finish it.
I had started my day early with a cup of coffee watching the moon set (That moon photo was in yesterday's post.). I then packed up my gear to catch the sunrise. I didn't have to drive far to capture many beautiful photos. I then went back home to paint. Well, that lasted only an hour. My excuse? There IS snow coming and I should enjoy what was left of the day. So out the door I went with camera in hand once again. This time it was a walk down the beach. Here are a few of the photos.
As I was walking I told myself, "I'm staring right at my next abstract painting!" The shapes and lighting of these will be a perfect start.
Of course I'll have to finish at least one of the two I have going before I begin. I can't wait to show you them.
Enjoy today, it sounds as though tomorrow will be completely different.
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.