“To me, beauty appears when one feels deeply, and art is a by-product of an act of total attention.” – Dorothea Lange

Oil painting in progress of a two lemons in a vase
Two Lemons WIP, Aug 21, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 30″ X 40″

 

Oil painting in progress of abstracted books lying open
Open Books WIP, Aug 21, 2016, Oil & Wax on Birch Panel, 12″ X 16″

 

August 19
August 19

Three images this week. The glass of my lemon vase slowly develops, open books gain some definition and I manage one of my three drawings for the week. And ‘manage’ is a term I use loosely… It’s been an odd week though – hopefully this one is better.

6 thoughts on ““To me, beauty appears when one feels deeply, and art is a by-product of an act of total attention.” – Dorothea Lange

      1. That’s a great Artist Issue – when and how to finish. I think there could be as many people who grapple with that as who grapple with how to start. Almost. A lot of us heard messages like: ‘Don’t keep working on that. You’ll muck it up.’ And sometimes tis true. I like the books as they are, personally.

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  1. I think you’re right – I have a bad habit of working things to death and thinking too much about them. I believe I will declare Open Books finished. At least for the foreseeable future.

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