Monday, December 27, 2010
Bringing the Outside In
I haven't posted much lately. My method of oil painting requires drying times between layers. This year I plan on painting several paintings at once. I'll post on the progress of my paintings.
I've also decided to expand the topics on my blog to what inspires me to paint. What is it that inspires an artist to pick up the paint brush and create on canvas what is experienced on the inside? I've found that bringing nature inside nurtures the soul. A few years back all of my windows were covered with shades and curtains. I cringe when I think of it now. My brother encouraged me to appreciate the beautiful Craftman style windows in our home and remove what was covering them up.
Now the outside scenery is part of the house. How many times do I stop and stare outside now when something catches my eyes, such as a beautiful sunset or the fall colors. Even Leo, our cat, enjoys the view.