Friday, December 3, 2010

openness

pencil and colored pencil in moleskine sketchbook

the red is from a venetian red derwent drawing pencil. it's a very soft lead, and it's the only one i have, but if you click on the link you'll see all of the other colors there are. beautiful, huh?

lately i keep going back to look at the work of herbert pfostl. it's like a nourishing broth for me...

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The poet John Keats described this state of openness and preparedness for the advent of extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary “negative capability.” He defined this as “when a man is capable of of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.”

Tracy Cochran, Parabola

XO

17 comments:

  1. I enjoyed my cyberspace trip to your blog so much, as usual...have a good weekend. Jackie

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  2. That space, that openness is rather magical, isn't it? So full of hope in each breath. :)Bea

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  3. Herbert Pfostl - wow
    Staying in that place of wonder and uncertainty - ever a challenge.
    xxoo

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  4. Herbit Pfostl's work surprised me (in a good way) the first time I saw it. Nourishing indeed. I could say the same about your work Lynne.

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  5. You have such a lovely style. I feel like I could get lost in your drawings.

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  6. I love the Derwent drawing pencils. I have been using their earth tones for years.
    I love your animal drawings. <3

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  7. i am SMITTEN with your openness art
    & loooooove the keats words.
    now savoring..
    xox

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  8. pfostl ....woweee...thanks for this dear one...yum

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  9. I love how your feelings of creating comes thru your art. Peaceful and with mischief..lol
    Have a good weekend.
    Katelen

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  10. negative capability was a big thing for a prof of mine.

    When i read it now, i think, what would we ever do without our own instictual knowing of this condition... would you openly engage in making a painting or a poem or novel out of nothing without already OWning this idea in your heart?

    tell me, tell me true.

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  11. I like your little critter and the red is such a wonderful bit of color amongst the other lines and subtleties.

    Today I played with your other piece of paper and just posted the wee painting. I so enjoyed it. Is there a front and back? I think I might have used the back. Thanks to you I am falling in love with the experience of tiny art.

    heartfelt thank you!

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  12. Herbert Pfostl is quite a find - thank you for introducing his work Lynne - that red is wicked - bleeding from that quiet drawing!

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  13. Beautiful venetian red... I had a wonderful time with you at Anna's. Thanks for all your wisdom. roxanne

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  14. Thanks for the links. I can see why you are attracted to Pfostl's art.

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  15. I like specialy this one , very sweet .

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