I was a poor poor art student when I decided to start a blog documenting the process of my paintings, photography, drawings and journaling. Now a recent art grad, not much has changed other than the label and maybe a change of scenery.

March 2, 2010

artist's are such romanticists.

I'm reading the book Still Life with Oysters and Lemon for painting III. It's about a man who is captivated by a painting and how his life actually correlates with the still-life.

The author Mark Doty writes:

"I have fallen in love with a painting...I have been drawn into the orbit of a painting, have allowed myself to be pulled into its sphere by casual attraction deepening into something more compelling. I have felt the energy and life of the painting's will; I have been held there, instructed. And the overall effect, the result of looking and looking into it's brimming surface as long as I could look, is love, by which I mean a sense of tenderness toward experience, of being held within an intimacy with the things of the world."

^^^ I read that over and over again, trying to soak it in. This is what I want from painting again.

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