Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fruit and Bottle 8x10 50.00

Fruit and Bottle or Bottle and Fruit, take your pick, was done as a study. Sometimes these studies appeal to me enough that I plan on doing a larger one at some point. This is one. I enjoy the color. The appeal that different paintings have on individuals is an interesting thing. I have learned that most enjoy paintings that remind them of a place or person. Sometimes, however, there is a quality that draws one to the painting that is more than that. For me, the appeal quality with this painting is the color, the reflection of the light on the forms. I like the old green bottle; it reminds me of no person or place; I simply like it. -enough said.

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