Sunday, March 21, 2010

Moment in Time

Moment in Time
8x10
Oil on Linen

Last night my husband and I went to the symphony. I love classical music, so we usually go about once a year. There was a solo violinist who was so amazing. He knocked everyone's socks off. He was only seventeen years old, but had the talent of someone much older.

So this got me to thinking, ... are there some people who are just born with talent? What made this young man light years ahead of the rest?

I think some people discover their artistic voice very young in life and soar with it. Some people live in the moment. So I decided to call this small painting Moment in Time, in honor of that inspiring young violinist.

10 comments:

Jill Berry said...

Thanks for this beautiful moment to enjoy! It is lovely~ a visual symphony~

SamArtDog said...

Lovely, Janelle... you knock some socks off, yourself!

Manon Doyle said...

Terrific title and a gorgeous piece. I do believe that some people are born with extraordinary talent..... true gifts. Sounds like your evening was inspiring!!

Caroline said...

Hi Janelle, your painting is really lovely are you using a limited palette?
I guess we all develop creatively in our own time. As Gandalf says in 'The Lord of the Rings' he always arrives at exactly the time he is meant to be there! I like to think about our art journey being something like that. I know some people who just discover painting at the age of sixty and feel their life has begun again. This is the great thing about art.

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful Janelle!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

This has such a rich warmth. Your work is among my favorites. And I love the title. Perfect.

My husband & I enjoy classical music too and there are those that just take our breath away. Sounds like you had a wonderful evening.

Talent, that's a hard one to discern. Perhaps it manifests when we are ready, with no thought of age?

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Lovely painting, thoughful words as usual. I think talent can be very elusive... It may be dormant for a lifetime or fully developed according to one's own personal circumstances. Arriving late is certainly better than never.

Pam Holnback said...

Janelle, We call this young man a prodigy, a child gifted beyond his or her years. Some receive this gift. I love the ones who do something w/ their gift.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful painting. I want to keep looking at it, staying with it, and being in that peaceful moment for a bit longer.
You always bring up such interesting thoughts. Your words made me think of Mozart and Salieri. I agree with Pam...the ones who use their gift add such a great dimension to our world. Salieri had to work hard and contributed wonderful musical art in his own way. We can't all be Mozart, but we can work at what we love.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Jill, Thanks for your lovely comment!

Hi Sam, Thanks. Enjoying reading your thought-provoking blog. Makes my day!

Hi Manon, Yes, the symphony always inspires. Loved your Sedona pics!

Hi Caroline, I like your Gandalf comment! I'm definitely one of those late bloomers.

Hi Liz, Thanks! Appreciate it!

Hi Kathleen, You're a fan of classical music too? It can soothe the soul. Yes, it seems talent manifests itself with no thought of age. I like that statement!

Hi Diane, Interesting that circumstances have a lot to do with developing talent. Seems the stars need to be aligned. Thanks!

Hi Pam, Another interesting point you make. I'm sure he works very hard. Thanks!

Hi Catherine, The people who work so hard at their creations indeed to add a wonderful dimension for all of us. I like that thought!