The veins in the leaves of a canna plant form long smooth curves reminiscent of the contours of downland scenery. In this series the veins have provided both a starting point and a as a common theme. but varied palettes have been used to create a range of interpretations
Category Archives: Sayings
‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.’
Henry David Thoreau
‘A picture is about something, not of something. You need to interpret your subject, not imitate it.’ Kees van Aalst
‘Express what you feel, not what you see.’
‘One is an artist not because one can be but because one must be.’ Arnold Schoenberg
Couldn’t the same be said of musicians, teachers, doctors, priests ….. to mention but a few?
‘Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.’
Henry Van Dyke
‘The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality.’ Robert Brault
‘Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.’ Abraham Lincoln
‘If there were dreams to sell ……. what would you buy?’ Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
See also Beauty, where art thou?
‘Abstract paintings and drawings [and photographs] tap into a fundamental, primitive part of our existence – the part that experiences life without words, beyond language, transcending definition.’ Art is Fun