Saturday, June 29, 2013

Simple Canal

An 8x10 pastel of the lush green canal.

Another quote from Jonathan Hale: "After a certain age, a child tends to stop seeing just what is in front of him--the shadows, the colors--and starts instead to see what they signify.  It is no longer a lovely blue-and-white shape with while speckles on it, it is Rest Area This Way.  But it is a lovely blue, isn't it?  Must we have one or the other, practical information or intuitive vision?  Must the intuitive experience be childish?  The old way of seeing is a child's way of seeing.  It is my memory of how I saw when I was five years old.  But it is not childhood I want, it is the visual experience I remember from childhood."

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