Saturday, 28 July 2007

Start Anywhere....



View from my bedroom window ...with the artistic licence of zooming between the two small cottages that block my view. I love the sun sparkling on the river.

This made me think about art - and how it is not meant to reproduce life, but to represent it. I often wonder who decides that one painting is "good" while another is average, but when you look at a great painting next to one with less appeal, it is clear. There is a certain , indefinable difference that draws you to it and makes you think and feel. I'm thinking about art because I am about to attend the first lesson of an art course at Newtown (my favourite suburb of Sydney). I guess I'll "just show up" and "start anywhere"!

3 comments:

Paper Fan Club said...

Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? Funny how those moments of artistic vision creep up on you least expect it -- we just have to learn how to stop and appreciate those gifts.

Mich said...

It looks completely blissful - I love living near water too!

Patti said...

The art class sounds fantastic - enjoy!

I agree, good art draws out a reaction from you, sometimes unexpected, and that is what separates the good from the bad. But you don't need to be a 'master' to make good art.