Sunday, September 4, 2016

Over The Edge; Paul Cezanne; Claude Monet; realizing one's sensations; "An Image"

Over The Edge
  oil  11" x 14"

"Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations."
Paul Cezanne

"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance 
changes at any moment."
Claude Monet

"An image.
Each one is an elusive possibility,
with a dog-jaw grip on my days,
vicious, head shaking,
that won't let go.

One cannot
forget in the struggle what
inspired the bite.

Always it is the light,
always the light."

from,  Hedging My Bets
Dean Taylor Drewyer

It has been taught me by the process, every time out, that one must discover the poetry of the visual incident - and hold on by one's fingertips as the act of painting and the chaos of one's surroundings do their very best to shake one loose. Throughout the process step back and let go of objects in order to return to the poetry, the essence. The subject of the work only can exist in the record of one's sensations and all the painter's tools and skills 
must be directed thus. Enjoy!

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