My Mug, 6x6" oil
My favorite coffee mug, can't start the day without it. A still life set up in the corner doesn't take up much space and it's good having something in the works at all times. With all the speedy plein air paintings and fast portrait sketches I've been doing lately, it's like taking a break... painting slower. A daily meditation, wish I could remember which artist said, " painting is like a prayer."
After a quick Google search came up with a couple of quotes, not the artist I'm trying to remember but worth sharing:
Sister Wendy Beckett, "All great art is a visual form of prayer."
Wassily Kandinsky, "The word composition moved me spiritually and I made it my aim in life to paint a composition. It affected me like a prayer and filled me with awe."
(Found this quote on Robert Genn's, The Painter's Keys: http://www.painterskeys.com/ ).
So get busy and set up a painting shrine next to your yoga mat!
Here's a link to the fabulous potter that made my mug:www.sanantoniopottery.net , Jack Boyle.