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, April 12, 2013
I'm stepping out of my comfort zone this month, attempting a business venture that involves art. On April 27, I'll be inviting those interested to paint a painting of their own with a little instruction. -Clay County's version of Sips and Strokes (without the sips, of course). I have pondered the possibilities far too long. I'll not know until I try. The first subject will be Melon Trio, a piece that would grace a kitchen or eating area, yet be simple enough for the novice.