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, June 12, 2015
Tools of the Trade 6x8 $60.00
A mediocre financial analyst could determine my interests in a heartbeat. Personal values are reflected in what we do with our money. Jesus said a LOT about the human heart being attached to the purse strings. Don't take me to a candy store, the mall's shoe department, jewelry counter, or sporting department to "ring my bell." An art supply store will do the trick. A towering rack of shiny, new brushes make me dizzy, and rows of oil paint arranged in varying shades of color bring me to tears. I consider failing to clean brushes and other supplies a moral weakness. Failure to clean brushes is a cardinal sin in my estimation. Just ask any Central High School art student.