Nature as Seen Through a Temperament
Mar 19, 2022
Corot said that art is “nature as seen through a temperament.”
This week I want to share with you two paintings from the same sunset. So much is different about them, even though the subject matter remains the same. The one on top is softer and larger. The second one is smaller and rough and ready – brazen color and brush strokes. The only thing that was different was me and my temperament. This is why some say that you get a little piece of the artist with each original work. Our spirit is recorded right there.
Taking in a Different View
While the sunsets are spectacular, the lake offers beauty at every turn. Here is a favorite fishing hole. When the mayflies come and hang in the willows, the bream are bedding close underneath this willow tree. Where? I’ll never tell.
Here is Another Temperament Altogether
This is a study for a larger painting still to come. I started it on the night of my husband’s hip surgery as a distraction. Interesting subject matter I picked that night. It is part of my Sullivan’s Island collection. I am particularly interested in the weather – blue skies or torrential rain? Is it coming or going? Stay tuned.
These paintings are available to you first. On Tuesday, March 22, they will be offered to the general public as well. Thanks for your interest in my painting. It is a pleasure to share it with you.
Indicates that the painting has been collected. : )
The paintings are sold unframed unless otherwise noted, but I have some nice framing options this week.
P.S. When looking at art, don’t forget to think of the artist’s temperament as it was created.