Thoughts of Spring
As I said in my other blog I had a marvellous day yesterday visiting an exhibition of Impressionist paintings of gardens and flowers. So many beautiful works of art and so much to take in.
Those who follow my blogs and those whose blogs I follow know I have a real love of such things. I look at so many of your blogs and am so often dumbstruck by the beauty you are all able to portray.
I know this is going to sound controversial but I am going to say it anyway. I looked at some of the masters and in most case I was blown away. There were others where I looked and I thought, my blogging friend ………. has done something like that and better.
I was captured by a painting of Van Gogh. It was a garden painting, “Undergrowth.” I have seen pictures of this work before but to see it for real was just something else.
I carried the image in my mind and thought about my feeble attempts to convey that feeling.
The painting I have included here is one such example.
I am pleased I attempted this work but I am now inspired to look again and see if I can make a better job of conveying what I attempted.
So another canvas finds its way on to my repaint bundle. I am going back to read Katherine’s comment the other day about how to see that as positive. I am going to take the inspiration of the master and make a further effort.
Thanks to Van Gogh and thanks to Katherine.
This blog is linked to my other. Learning to Fly