How do you paint something beautiful, destroying something beautiful? or how would you put this to a poem? I am mostly not a painter (but "I slept at the Holiday Inn last night"!). I dabble in paint when words fail me. I have an on going one sided argument with a friend of mine, one sided because she never responds, about what kinds of things may influence an artist. It is not really a difficult discussion, just imagine how you might be different if you painted one hundred years ago or five hundred? Even today, they round up artists in some countries and shoot them if they paint the wrong things. Or you start painting on shovel handles and you will never sell them! Artists are influenced and we produce for customers but there are other influences. The ocean is not always serene and blue with white capped waves and sailing ships in the distance. Two things have happened in one year that will forever, or for now anyway, alter our view of the oceans. One was man made with the oil spill in the gulf and we can discover our incredible power of destruction. The other was the recent tsunami in Japan, the most destructive force in our lifetime!
Sometimes, when I am at a loss for words I get the paints out and try to capture what I want to say. More Paintings can be found HERE