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.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
My friends and I camped for a few weeks on Prince Edward Island, Canada. We enjoyed several days of plein air painting. This was painted on a windy, wet day. Although uncomfortable at times, I enjoyed every moment of this day. I tried to capture the fog and overcast atmosphere which was an interesting effort.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I painted this while at the Art Colony on Lake Martin last year. Since recent tornado damage has changed the appearance of this place, we may have a totally different view this October. Rebuilding and repair is underway now. I wonder if this little island lost it trees.