Monday, August 5, 2013

SOUTHWEST YEARS - SERIES#4


"Seeing is an art that can be learned by all of us." - Alexandra Stoddard
ART OF SEEING: According to Alexandra few really know how to see and as a result are unaware of the majesty and beauty around them. But seeing can be learned, and those who learn to see well, the world becomes an entirely different place. Life is suddenly rich with promise, full of light, color, texture and harmony. I agreed with her 100 %.


TITLE: "CACTUS PAINTING #2"
SIZE: 16" x 20"
MEDIUM: Oil On Canvas
PERSONAL ART COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST

 One of my Southwest oil paintings hanging in our home. Seeing a field of cactus was an ordinary setting but if viewed from a painted window and arranged in attractive composition, it's more inviting. A window, an ordinary subject. But when you add an area rug, pot of cactus, skulls and red chili's hanging from the ceiling it became more attractive. This window invited us to look beyond the ordinary. On the horizon was a field of cactus with yellow flower plus blue sky. There were many numerous things painted here but  surely unnoticed by most viewer. Why? Seeing as they said was an art. We have to learn how to be more receptive and appreciative of the beauty around us.

 

1 comment:

Sandy Carlson said...

Your blog is an invitation to look beyond the ordinary. Thank you.