Tuesday, May 18, 2010

'Salt Marsh with Sand'

8x6 original oil on stretched canvas (sold)

Computer problems have delayed my postings. Even my cherished iMac is not idiot-proof. Repair required a trip to the 'Genius Bar' in Jacksonville. Enough on that.

It seems odd to me that the paintings that are stubborn about 'falling off the brush' often turn out to be the ones I like best. These little Frederix canvases I bought last month have a substantial texture that I managed to take advantage of here I think. Maybe the inherent texture lets the bits of impasto paint harmonize on the painting surface more effortlessly?

I'm reading The Art Spirit by Robert Henri which offers insights and advice for all who appreciate art. I'll start tossing in some quotes I like.

"All manifestations of art are but landmarks in the progress of the human spirit toward a thing but as yet sensed and far from being possessed." Robert Henri

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