Wallflower

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Musings of the Artists Mind

Spring reveals these gorgeous little flowers all over my property. They seem to come back every year, often when there’s still snow on the ground. They push through the snow and shine their lovely faces up to the sun. It’s an expression of pure joy! I’ve bought them in many poses, but this macro shot has been my favourite so far. She was shouting out to me: “Here I am! Catch me now!” I got as close as I could and grabbed the shot. In processing it, I chose to remove some of the definition and pull the flower to the forefront. The colours exploded and I let their vibrance shine with it. I feel this would make an amazing wall mural, if you could imagine it as much as fifty feet high! 

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What inspires an artist? 

“All they see” is the first and most literal answer. 

For me, that is literally hundreds of gallery & museum exhibits, thousands of books, and tens of thousands of images online.  

Books that Inspired and Influenced my Experimentation:

Here we have to give homage to my kings of imagery. While I cannot claim to compare myself to them, they continue to inspire my view of the world.

Ansel Adams for extending the imagination though light and shadow.

Georgia O’Keefe for painting macros and driving the eye into incredible landscapes.

Andrew Wyeth for adding a dusting of serenity to all he painted and giving a craving for tea whenever I see his work. 

Pablo Picasso for always coming to the purity of the image by often outrageous routes.

These are perhaps the most accessible influences, but the truth is that my influences run deep through thousands of books and works I’ve seen & read. If you have the time, you are free to visit my GoodReads library to see a fraction of the books I’ve read. These are the ones I remember, that is. Or you can visit the ever growing collection on my Pinterest account & My ViewBug site, and at Arts M.Perron.

PLEASE GIVE TO CREATIVITY & THE ARTS!!!

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