Monday, April 15, 2013

Out On A Limb

"Out On A Limb" 8x10" oil on gessobord
Painting from a photo by photographer and avid hiker, Angela Fletcher.

"Life's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take breath away."—George Strait
I didn't get to paint or post last week due to the graphic design work load along with an attack of annual oak pollen crud. But, I'm back in the saddle now...or at least have a paint brush in my hand again

I love the George Strait quote above. It was the answer to yesterday's Celebrity Cipher puzzle in our local newspaper. By my own admission, I am a Cipher, Jumble, Crossword addict. 

When it comes to choosing a landscape to paint, I literally can have the breath knocked right out of me when encountering beautiful scenery sitting in perfect light. It's then, stopped dead in my tracks, that I hear the signal telling me I have got to paint it. I may be out on a limb here, but maybe it's the other way around? Perhaps when a landscape grabs my eye and pulls so strongly at my heart strings, the scene is really choosing me out everybody else in the world, at that one moment in time, to paint its portrait? Hmm...What a honor and a joy to be an artist!

Thanks for pausing for a breath or two.
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  1. Love the light on the branch....or limb. It is alive.

  2. Yes, the light hitting the new leaves on the overhanging branch was exactly what grabbed my attention, Helen. Light is so wonderful and magical. I am happy it spoke to you from my painting. Thank you for your comment, Helen.