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
Artist's Statement: The model for this portrait is the father of a woman who attended the Atelier School of Art when I did. The woman is a nun, who evidently embraces and is embraced by her faith. Her father is just as the title of the painting suggests – a genuinely good and kind man. Oil on Canvas 22 x 22 in Our humanity were a poor thing
but for the divinity that stirs within us.
philosopher and statesman
(1561–1626) When I admire the wonders of a sunset or
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
Fish Oil on Canvas If a cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air, then a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape.* Doris Lessing 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate (Literature) * paraphrased to reverse the sequence Many … go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job. Paul Schullery contemporary conservationist, writer, and scholar Swimming Lionfish 31.5 x