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, June 4, 2015

All Things Pretty and Pink 14x18 $150.00

This painting is my first official installment of Operation Summer Strokes, although I painted this before summer was official inaugurated. (I'm making the rules to this project as I go along, like my grandson does when playing monopoly). I saw a photo similar to this on none other than Facebook and took advantage of the download. Anything downloaded to a social media site is fair game, which does have some advantages. The arrangement was so light and airy, so inviting that I attempted to paint it. When painting from a photograph, the idea is NOT to duplicate but use the basic idea, tailor to suit the goal of the artist.

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