Musings of the Artists Mind
From the same bag of mystery flowers as “Welcome Sunshine“, these two blooms show more of the range of yellow-oranges given by these blossoms. Something about these two side by side triggered a memory for watching film footage from Woodstock and the psychedelic scenes in Hair. It just felt like the Sixties to me. I added the film streps as a framing effect and jumped back to a different era. I actually think my Mom had wallpapered our kitchen similar to this, but with many more flowers. I’m heading back to New York this summer for a little vacation and I think I’ll make a point of catching more flowers in Central Park, to see what I can do with them.
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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.