Friday, October 19, 2012
A 9x12 pastel. A suggestion of a view.
I found the following quote from Maupassant in a magazine article: "From time to time I experience strange, intense, short-lived visions of beauty, an unfamiliar, elusive, barely perceptible beauty that surfaces in certain words or landscapes, certain colorations of the world, certain moments..." It caught my interest because I experienced a vision of beauty walking along a roadway recently. The late afternoon sunlight raking a bluish road surface next to the tan gravelly edge, with brilliant grass further in off the road. Nothing else, but I just stood there transfixed by what I saw.