It seems that all my art instructors, from the beginning to now, would frequently make references to the great art masters, living or dead. Good teachers are familiar with all types of art and want students to understand how much can be learned by looking at and studying masterworks and master painters. I would jot down the myriad of unfamiliar names in my handy notebook and look them up later on wikipedia or google. I wish I could say I remember them all, but my brain has a "teflon" nature and info seems to slip out as easily as it comes in. But as I keep at it and as the names and paintings show up again and again, they are becoming more familiar to me. One of the names, specifically, has been Wyeth...three different Wyeths, as a matter of fact: NC, Andrew, and Jaime...father, son, and grandson. A couple of years ago, we were in Vermont and visited a wonderful Wyeth exhibit "Vertigo" at the Shelburne Museum, another layer of exposure to help my brain connect the proverbial dots. So just imagine my delight when I was poking around the great used bookstore McKay's last week and found these!!
A trifecta! A home run! A beautiful, wonderful, unplanned, unexpected treat..now added to my growing collection of art books that help me grow as an artist.
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...