Monday, December 12, 2011


I know it has been a very long time since I've posted so I thought I would share these photos from a recent trip. We went to California for a visit with family and friends and part of the trip involved a visit to San Diego Museum Of Art. This is a portrait by Robert Henri from the museum collection. He has always been a favorite of mine and I feel very lucky whenever I discover one of his paintings on a museum visit. His colors are rich and his brushwork is loose and free. He can say so much with just a few strokes. This second photo of a brooch, is an example of brevity of brushstrokes to create an object. The paint is laid on very thickly in this one. Henri also wrote a book called THE ART SPIRIT that I believe is a must read for painters. I do not get anything from amazon but I thought I would make it easy for you to check out the book.


Linda Nickles said...

It sounds like you had a great time in California. I just happened to re-read THE ART SPIRIT while on my trip recently. I agree that it is a must-read for artists!

Anita Tresslar said...

We did have a great time Linda. I love that book and reread it quite frequently.