Musings of the Artists Mind
I was aiming at a different flower altogether when the wind blew this blossom in and out of my shot and I caught it. From the vantage of my naked eye the flower seemed indecisive as to whether or not is wished to be in the shot, so when I caught it, I gave it that decisiveness as part of the title. This flower is similar to the strand blooms I’ve caught before that range from this bright yellow to an almost perfect orange. The heart of the flower also changed from this brownish-red to a darker green. I think it would make amazing fabric and might look wild as a couch covering.
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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.