zondag 17 februari 2013

about what (and who) inspires me

First I want to thank
Cathy Johnson (http://artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.nl/2012/02/painting-on-spot.html?spref=fb ),
Serena Lewis (http://artbyserena.blogspot.nl/ ),
Brenda Swenson (http://www.brendaswenson.blogspot.nl/ ),
Larry D. Marshall (http://www.larrydmarshall.com/blog/)
and many others. Their blogs and their comments on Facebook helped me start my own weblog.

Above all I want to thank the Great Creator (http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/), who created all beauty in the Universe. His creation inspires me most.

God’s name and some of His creation, watercolour, 2012

‘Inspiration’ is a spiritual force. God’s spirit interacting with the human spirit. God inspired people to write the Bible. Artists are inspired by the beauty of nature (God’s creation) to create works of art.

Sometimes it’s directly. I see a beautiful flower, tree, person, landscape, sunset, etc. What I see inspires me to depict it. Sometimes I see something manmade, maybe not even beautiful. Anyway it inspires me to make a drawing or painting, to show the beauty of it.

Next time I’ll write on an inspiring trip to Curaçao.

plein air watercolour made at Curaçao, 2012