Who can look at this whimsical painting and not think of Gelett Burgess' poem:
I never saw a purple cow
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one!
Art As A Form of Nourishment...
As an artist I create, explore, investigate, and trial my paintings. I show you the ones that appear successful. The less successful ones are also interesting and give me ideas.
I am also a writer with a morning writing practice which kick starts the creative juices. Many times I start a free flow of words that come out on the page which lead to other concepts and I'm off and running. Other times I'll write a topic on the top of the next page, in my writing journal, and use that to jump off my next morning's practice .
Today's blog is taken from those writing pages about 'Art as a form of Nourishment'. "Give me the abbreviated version", my husband would say...here I go:
'Life enhances goodness through focused awareness. I'll focus on art. It's affect is abrupt... as color, shapes, and form fills the view and slowly a story emerges and begets the meaning of value. Some art is meant to touch us for a moment and can nourish us long after the viewing. Other works demand repeated doses of beauty, visual excitement, or provocation to stir within. Willingness to feel and appreciate then nourishes, creating that goodness.
Take away... Art portrays life and stirs notions of recognition. This actually builds on last week's inspiration of nature. Such a large topic. Certain there will be more art and nature to show and tell in the future.
And here's another sweet poem that pairs well this this painting:
Dance with the waves,
move with the sea.
Let the rhythm of the water
set your soul free.
~Christy Ann Martine
Well, this has been an interesting process of writing this week. I've learned free flow thinking needs a gentle guidance to relay a connected concept. Thanks for your patience with the experiment.
Next week 'll be going back into my art history archives to discuss different types of art.
Thank you for all your support,
Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.