While living in Holland during my teen years shapes were most attractive. Now colors are primary and shapes secondary. The degrees of light in California may have much to do with it. That’s why I don’t blame van Gogh for moving to France. The closer to the equator the more natural light (ABC Wed) particles in the air. He began to use much brighter colors!
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Balboa Island – a paradise to roam around, shop (or not), or go to the beach -which we always do!
Thurs. Door, Good Fences
THE GOOD: Door close up
Warm Heart: Thank you Joy, from Raft of Apples in the UK for access to your photo! It gave me a smile and much inspiration! It challenged me to paint a water reflection, a forest omitting a few details, so I would not get lost in them. The combination of a distant view, but bringing it close by the rocks at the bottom
This landscape’s process in soft pastel took a few years:) In the middle of this I moved, and could not find it for about half a year. Not a realistic rendition.
The pixels show that the cross-hatch technique gives it a rough and unfinished look (what I’m after).
Joy’s photo from Raft of Apples
Am in the process of writing a book about creativity with the revelational approach. Nowadays everything is called art and everything is called creative.
Before you read – it is not my intention to put people down, but here is what authentic art is:
Art is driven by a high level of creativity which is expressed by an all-consuming drive.
The last separates the artist from the artisan. This means if you are able to put your art off to the weekend, or think there’s not time, or no money for it, this is not an all consuming drive … because ALL your money goes into it, as well as ALL your energy. My blurb about all-consuming drive. Another time, a blurb about creativity.
THE FUN: Amsterdam Canal and boats. if you wonder about the boats. The origin of these houses in the 16th – 17th century is these were located close to the canal, so the products coming by boat from the East Indies
were easily unloaded in the houses of these rich merchants.
Tue Treasure,Tue Travel, Communal Global , Reflection
This hydrangea begged to be adopted
so I took this fledgling home:)
THE RANDOM: He called his friends, but they were too busy, so he started on his dinner with great enthusiasm
(hubby’s photo of a spoiled Sequoia squirrel) Sat. Critters
Starts with O: Omits (Pastel Painting)
Spring or Fall: Hydrangea
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with the beauty of the SEASONS -April Frivolicious
Such a mysterious and wonderful mood
(Six Word Sat.)
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