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.
The nature of life is change, a slice of time which is unique from the moment I capture it. I try and stay tuned into the presence of each moment, so I am able to see the beauty that surrounds me. Even though beauty is subjective, it is something I recognize unmistakably and immediately. Beauty has the ability to inspire me. What is the purpose of art if not to inspire and conjure emotions and ideas, whatever they may be? From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course to canvas and sculpture. I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it will not always be obvious, but my goal is to have the viewer see in a new way and feel a new appreciation for what is around us.