Monday, November 14, 2011

Painting Pumpkins

I am re posting this painting today because I noticed that the last one got posted back in time. Not sure how that happened, except that I had pre-written it and maybe it stuck it back in order of the date I wrote it. Too bad.
Anyways, this painting was never meant to be about pumpkins. Tell me what you think (without reading my previous post) it means. What it means to you.

Just curious.

Transcendent Stains - 16" x 20" x 1.5" Oil on cradled birch wood. Sides painted black, ready to hang.

Close up.

This is one of the painting that will be at the T'was the Art Before Christmas Show and Sale being held this weekend at the Historical Train Station in St Thomas!

Quote of the Day:

To all my artist friends

About making Art:

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. …

No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

from The Life and Work of Martha Graham

1 comment:

  1. Love the reflections in the pumpkin painting! I would love to feature you on the EBSQ Blog. I've sent an email, if you don't receive let me know at makepeace.arts[at]gmail[dot]com