appealing nature of art

what is it about art, fine art, that makes it so pleasing to the eye?

think about this…art makes us feel very comfortable and relaxed. Advertisers know too, that is why on some products at the store you will see an image of whatever the product is, say ,orange juice for example .  you will see painted oranges not real ones.

even though the advent of photography has since the late fifties early sixties taken over advertising ,the need for paintings are still in demand….and do I dare say, still needed .

why? What is the appealing nature of art that stops some people in their tracts to take the time and really appreciate the fine work? or when some look at a piece of fine art are really moved with emotion in both verbal and physical essence?

photography is still around and has tried to take over, and without a doubt there are some nice visual pieces by some talented photographers…….can we trust the photos? are they real, or modified in some  way?

maybe the very nature of how a painting comes in being ,the rawness of the picture.literally the piece starts out as a blank piece of paper, or canvas,  and someone has to create, from nothing…….a work of art.  it can be trusted, for the end result when viewing it in front of you,

a person can ”see” the results of the creators hands, and marvel at it.

and in some sort of disbelief ask…how long did that take?

appreciate art, appreciate life….you cannot have one without the other.












At what point?

There  is a new artist ( for me anyway, he is new) i have been following.

Ben Lustenhouwer

From following and catching up with his site info. and his blog,couple with putting into practice the applications of creating  better art from the wise advice of Mr. Lustenhouwer,I have been pretty busy.Among the daily creative force i have been training myself to be,time seems ever elusive.Never standing still,always moving faster.

But this type of ‘busy’ is a good busy.  There are far more mundane things to do in a day to melt the brain.I  am very thankful i am conscience of my most inner needs.

That is …….to create.

The artist i mention here had made painting portraits his life passion,and so does the teaching skills he posses. His art and his style along with his teaching method and gentle mannerism,speaks volumes ! It is my sincere hope that Mr. Lustenhouwer has continued success in his art !!!!

The life of an artist is not an easy one. Ask any ANY artist. Why do we do what we do ? Those who go to art school are admonished to study the  works of the masters. But rarely are they admonished to study WHY the masters  created what they did. What was going thru their minds,on their journey thru the life of an artist?

I read a supposed quote from Vincent Van Gogh……..the only time i feel alive is when i am painting.Even though i really do not think highly of his work,i think very highly of the man.

For when i read about the passion of the artist,it sets me aflame. For this is when they stop becoming “the master” painters and start being  an average person. Only by reading and doing some research  can their works and appreciation for them really hold fast.

At what point ,then?

Well maybe my point is this.You only have  just so much time,what you choose to do with it will decide what your future will bring. One of a fulfilled,never ending artistic works of art? Or not.

Are you conscience of your inner needs,that creative inner calling that needs to be exercised every day?

Indeed,at what point?