Monthly Archives: December 2009
The patterns that the braches of trees make in winter have been driving me crazy this year I have been looking more and more an sure there are a few abstract paintings to come out of all this observation.
My friend Martha over at An Artist Journal made the interesting comment in comments to yesterdays post that the best thing to is just play around with the shapes and see where it leads.which is what I have started on!!
A tree is a splendid thing and has great power a almost spiritual power and it is united directly to the earth, when man looses his connection with the tree humanity will be poorer.
A tree without its leaves is just as inspiring as a tree with leaves at the height of summer.
You look up to the top most branches of a tree you catch sight of a cloud or wonder at the blueness of the sky.
Standing by a tree you feel its wisdom and splendor as well as its connection with the earth
Edward Frederick Brewtnall (1845-1902)
A winery scene here for today’s painting, it feels cold and i like the tree, but there is always this romantic feeling painters evoked of the countryside even though it must have been a terribly harsh kind of life to have had
The title leaves a lot to be deired but there its it is the tile and you can feel the cold!!
Ok i should always have noted photos but did in the sketchbooks and proovers a usefull reminder on why its a good thing to do to keep a visual diary when travelling, you are more likely to keep notes of where you are for one thing!
manages to convey the cold February light
Because this painting has trees I am drawn to it,
because this painting has the sea in it,I am drawn to it,
because this painting is set on The Isle of Wight i am drawn to it,
Because this painting has a sailing ship in it I am drawn to it,
…and above all its is by one of my artist Heroes John Brett