Musings of the Artists Mind
Ok, I went a little wild with exposure on this one and found a way to balance it enough to keep this gorgeous yellow in the forefront. I love this yellow. It has been my challenge in painting most of my career. Canary yellow is often too thin or translucent to hold large areas of my canvases, but here it hold it with power. This yellow still shows it’s vulnerability and won’t let you go until it tells you its story. It asks you to hold it gently, bring it up to your ear and listen as it whispers its tale. What does it want to tell you?
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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.