Saturday, December 10, 2011

Why paint realism?

Illinois Street Bridge Painting
Oil on Canvas
9" x 12"

When painting it is impossible to depict every leaf of a tree.  So... why do it?  Since the advent of the camera why do artist's continue to paint landscapes or anything else in our concrete world?

Simple Answer:
It is fun.  Playing with the yummy colors of a landscape is my idea of a good time.

Cheesy Philosophical Answer:
To honor the beauty we see. To reflect it back.

Art communicates with the viewer or listener.  When I share a story I have a hidden message for the audience.  When I paint my message is to celebrate the beauty I see.

1 comment:

  1. The simple answers are often the best. I received the cards and they are beautiful. Thank you. I will put them to good use.


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