“The arts are not a way to make a living…”

May 16, 2016

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

A little more done on this one. I’m really not pleased with the placement of the white books – I will have to somehow improve the composition before I’ve finished.

Open Books, May 14, 2016, Oil and Wax on Birch Panel, 12″ X 16″
Open Books, May 14, 2016, Oil and Wax on Birch Panel, 12″ X 16″

12 thoughts on ““The arts are not a way to make a living…”

      1. Mmm you’ve got me thinking and looking and thinking …could you perhaps support the asymmetry by doing something extra to the left of the white books? Darkening/deepening this area slightly to further draw attention to the books? Just a thought. I still like it as is.

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      2. That’s a good idea – I’m going to play with some glazing I think. If I assume the light source is from the right hand side and place the shadows to the left of the white books, that might do the trick. Thanks for the suggestion!

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