No artist sees things as they really are. If he did, he would no longer paint.
Love this quote by Oscar Wilde.
Who knows if they really saw their world this way, but is does hopefully make you stop and think about how differently our eyes find the world through our art.
Driving through Eastern Washington this week I was entranced with the beauty of the fields in the Poulouse. Undulating hills in golds, greens, browns and skies heavy with clouds. As an artist we look at the view as if it is our next painting, not a barn or tree on the side of the road. I have often thought that so many people just drive through our amazingly beautiful country and see little other than the road ahead. If we expand the view our joy can be amazing!!
Walking into Kingston today with best friends from San Diego we passed the trailer that inspired this painting. The photo was taken at 11 PM in December. I was mazed how many people were out and about at that time of night in Kingston in December.
My friend mentioned that she had never visited Seattle when it did not rain. It was warm and sunny until about 30 minutes later, when after a Latte we started our walk home, where we witnessed lightning, heard thunder and were drenched on the way home.
Wish I could say I sat there and painted this, but someone in my painting group shared the photo and I thought it was lovely. Four of us painted the scene, each with a different result. It is 14 x 16 and available today for $450
Raising three sons by myself was always an adventure. Now they are grown and they sometimes share their adventures with me. My oldest son Chadwyck Wirtz has taken to photography and recently sent me several photos that will translate beautifully into paintings. Look to find paintings from these in the future.