Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Light to My Path, 6x12

"Frustration is the driving force for creativity."
-Dan McCaw

"Light to My Path"*
6x12, oil

I certainly hope that quote it true. I think it is.

To paint the light and it's effect on the landscape on a 2-dimensional surface is incredibly frustrating. What the Creator of the Universe simply spoke into existence when He said "Let there be light" and there was light, I spend hours upon hours and days and months striving to capture so inadequately.

Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

But I do feel that quote by Dan McCaw is true. The reaching for something and the frustration when the thing is unattainable gives rise to all sorts of ideas of how to create illusions with my paint. 

Click to see the blog post of the larger version of this painting:

It's such a privilege to do what I do. Today I feel blessed.

* The title of this painting was taken from Psalm 119. It says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.
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