Musings of the Artists Mind
This flower is simply amazing! I had originally noticed that each plant had flowers of different colours and wondered why. Then I watched one for a whole day and saw that each flower transitions from light pinks to dark blues and then wilts into a dry brown. It’s an amazing transition to watch and if I knew how to use my time-lapse I’d be able to show you. I hope this particular bloom shows you the same transition in the same blossom. I did very little enhancement to give you this shot, other than possibly focusing on the colours that attract me the most.
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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.