Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two Barns and Gruppe's Advice

Two 12 x 12 oil paintings, one slightly revised from an earlier posting, and the other from a drawing previously posted.

The following quote is from Emile Gruppe's Brushwork: A Guide to Expressive Brushwork for Oil Painting: "...my closing advice to you is to paint what you like--don't worry if anyone else likes it or not. And study nature carefully, so you know what you're trying to do. Maybe you'll eventually agree with me: if there's a heaven, it must be here on earth. The world is so beautiful! Everyone subconsciously appreciates this beauty. But the painter's appreciation is more conscious--and he spends his life trying to communicate his feelings to others."


SamArtDog said...

Once again, you paint light, The good ones always do. The rest of us get lucky once in a while.

Bob Lafond said...

Sam, There isn't anything else to paint, so thanks, if I get lucky now and then.