February 18, 2014 § 10 Comments
“When you pick up one piece of dust, the entire world comes with it.” -Zen saying
A selection of still-life paintings, mostly contemporary.
“There are four elements that ultimately determine quality and meaning in painting. One, the color you choose and how much. Two, where you put it; three, in what manner. The fourth is outside you, and that is life.” -Larry Rivers.
January 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” – Cezanne
“With an apple I will astonish Paris.” – Cezanne
“Seeing is the initial act of valuing, and the nature and infinite potential of human beings to see and to aesthetically order the world is the one pure subject of art.” – Robert Irwin, “The Hidden Structures of Art,” 1993
Some inspirations to guide your studies:
Also, check out this page from painter Catherine Kehoe’s blog, Powers of Observation: