Musings of the Artists Mind
I’ve been unable to keep a single impression of this flower, but it always feels like it’s related to fire. As I write this I see an ember within the flames at the end of a touch that is being waved around in the dark night. The holder has imbued the handle with magic to glow green, or perhaps he only painted it with a day-glow paint. Whatever it may be, the firebrand flower is what I would like to call it and since it came from a dollar store bag of mystery seeds, I can call it what I like. What impression does it give 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.