Sunday, August 14, 2011

'the flowering tree' ~ gouache, watercolors, colored pencil, and oil pastel in 'the merry men'

listening to 'flowering tree totem' by david and steve gordon made me want to have a go at painting a flowering tree... it looked more or less tree-like (i.e. brown bark) until i got to thinking about the

'self portrait in a felt hat' ~ vincent van gogh

self portrait of vincent

that i saw on tumblr earlier in the day. when i went back to look at it again i thought that i really did need to add some color to the flowering tree. try to bring some light into it...

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“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”

~C.S. Lewis via tumblr

XO

9 comments:

  1. Being original by telling the truth, what a unique and honorable way to be! And you are doing that, my friend. You manage to bring truth and light to everything you create. Your flowering tree looks as magical as your portraits.
    xo

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  2. it is always about the
    light.
    thank you for so generously sharing yours.
    come see me, i am all a bloom!
    xoxoxooxox

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  3. yup, truthtelling and originality... and early vincent work...

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  4. You bring light into every thing you do, Lovely Lynne.

    xoxox

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  5. lewis was an amazing thinker, as is annie dillard who wrote about "the tree with the light in it" in pilgrim. remember?

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  6. i always Always feel very inspired when i visit this blog.

    thank you for sharing your awesome art.

    xx,
    amy

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  7. In addition to your wonderful art work, the quotes you include in your posts are great!

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  8. Just heavenly colors on the tree!

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  9. the idea of a flowering tree is beautiful and you have added even more beauty x

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