Sunday, June 29, 2014
Bernie Fuchs - fabulous light in his paintings!
Hello. Happy Sunday!
To help you get started every week! Some inspiration to get you going creating right away on Monday. I need it and SO DO YOU! (Well, maybe)
Every Sunday I will be sharing a page from a little book I have called Artist to Artist Inspiration and Advice from Artists Past and Present compiled by Clint Brown.
Quotes on Being an Artist
To be an artist is to believe in life.
The object, which is back of every true work of art, is the attainment of a state of boing; a state of high functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
It's a quality of the young to simplify matters. Later a sense of nuance becomes increasingly exaggerated. As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their won work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
The artists is the man who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful. His trade is to deal with illimitable experience. It is therefore only of importance for the artist to discover whether he be an artists, and it is for society to discover what return it can make of its artist.
An odd contradiction, if the layman were correct in his unconscious assumption that the artist begins with reality and ends with art: the converse is true- to the degree that this dichotomy has any truth - the artist begins with art and through it arrives at reality.
Every good artist paints what he is.
I don't demand that all work be a masterpiece. I think what I am doing is the right thing for me - that is what I am and this is living. It reflects me and I reflect it.
"I started working in oils because I was inspired by the rich glow of sunlight passing through an amber mug of ale in London. I wanted to be able to capture that feeling in a painting..."
-Bernie Fuchs (quoted in the catalogue of his recent 50 year retrospective at the Telluride Gallery)
I'm off to continue do my best to create a beautiful day.
...and I hope you create - in your own beautiful way -
your own beautiful day. :)