Artist's Statement: When I first started working seriously in art, before I made the jump to full-time, professionally guided study, I worked almost exclusively with charcoal. Charcoal seemed to focus me on shape, shading, texture, and the interplay of light and shadow – without the added complexity of color and hue. And, by no coincidence, charcoal is the medium for the first year of full-time study at the Atelier in Minneapolis, Minnesota (where I studied for four years).
Artist's Statement: This painting, and the one posted last Friday, show the view from a kitchen (more precisely - standing at the kitchen sink). Placing this painting next to the first one works to make more apparent the cold of deep winter. The contrast in the lighting between the first and second paintings works to make the winter light seem unwelcoming; nature shooing us out of our yards and into our shelters. Oil on Wood Panel 17.75 x 24 in Spring passes and one remembers
Artist's Statement: This painting, and the one to be posted next, show the view from a kitchen (more precisely - standing at the kitchen sink) first in early, then in deep winter. In both paintings, I worked for contrast - the ground cover, the exposed branches, the light particular to the onset of sustained cold. Oil on Wood Panel 7.75 x 24 in Not forever does the bulbul* sing In balmy shades of bowers, Nor forever lasts the spring Nor ever blossom the flowers. Not forever r
Oil on Belgian Linen 30 x 24 in Very comforting a seascape.
It was eternal, and completely unaffected by humans
and human wars and human cruelty.
Kerry Greenwood Murder and Mendelssohn, Chapter 7 (Phryne Fisher Mysteries) "Doesn't it seem to you," asked Madame Bovary,
"that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?"
Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary Art
Oil on Canvas 37 x 19 in Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give. Jane Austen Emma
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.
Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee (master of the martial arts; actor) Art as an Oasis Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others. #boating #sa