2011 Painting for a Purpose Photo: T.Van Stein
Tis the season, spirit's tappin';
Try to witness miracles happen.
Mother Nature; when she calls,
Reveals to us orb-like balls.
Light the way for us to see;
The metaphor of a Christmas Tree.
Deep and meaningful is it's light;
Guiding the hopeless through the night.
Relax, enjoy this time of year.
An attitude of gratitude,
Will bring great cheer.
|Sailboat at Petit-Gennevilliers|
All I know is that I am motivated by that which makes my heart sing.
I love art, so I study it, and make it a priority to surround myself with it.
I buy lots of art books with pictures of paintings made by the great Master Painters of the past.
In a way, they become my mentors...
As I seek out my motif's, Nature reveals to me similar patterns of what may have been witnessed by one of my mentors when they walked the Earth. I am at choice to use these patterns in one of my own paintings; (i.e. STEAL THE IDEA) and develop my art work with this influence at the core of it's configuration.
The other morning I walked outside my home and saw this view at Sunrise. The cloud patterns (Alto Cumulus) reminded me of patterns in a painting I'd seen before by French Impressionist Painter, Claude Monet. This scene lasted only for a few minutes, but I captured it on camera, with the intention of sharing this idea of reference with you.
|Alto Cumulus at Sunrise photo: T. Van Stein|
Presenting this evidence serves to keep me on track with my tact of being an artist; aligning present moments with the past, in a way that affects my future in a positive way.
Mastery is Memory
|Painting, with Palette|
|Bella eyes a ground squrrel|
I will eventually finish the 11"x14" painting in the studio.