A YEAR IN PAINTING
VITEA E BREVIS
ARS E LONGUS
As our planet makes its journey around a star we call the Sun, I make my own journey in painting. Each week I present some aspect of our shared life experiences through the medium of paint on canvas
"Old men ought to be explorers"
-T.S. Eliot. The Four Quartets
Oil n canvas, 8" x 9"
Not exactly what you'd expect as a Muse, no wings, no wand, and not even any inspiration dust...
just Peter, but hey, you gotta take it where you find it.
The background story is I used to see this guy stacking vegetables at our local organic market and I thought, " Boy, Rembrandt would have painted this guy!" Well, I'm no Rembrandt, but Peter is now my model. During the next year you will see him in many different roles, living long gives some people depth, often painfully.
A painter paints on an invisible skin. As the brush hits the surface, reality ceases and the painter reaches into depth. The viewer is on one side and the painting is on the other, the point in between is where the magic happens.
Study for The Soup Kitchen
Oil on canvas, 12" x 12"
Copyright 2017 James Aponovich