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!!
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today and I just thought it was true in a fascinating way. What do you think?