Thursday, September 8, 2011

sometimes the subject chooses you

When I wander about the world inspecting the visual stimulus surrounding all of us I might find one subject more interesting than another. 
I find myself fascinated with the possibilities,colors, line quality, forms, and pure physical beauty of flower forms. I am not painting them to be "happy". I am painting them to satisfy the desire to record what I am seeing. Sometimes, I am seeing beauty, sometimes it is just a weird strangeness in the angles, the curves, the shapes that say line and paint to me.

Details shown here, "Dead sunflowers". Line art in ink and acrylic washes.