Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Monday, December 17, 2012

"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings.  The artist is the hand that plays, touching one or the other purposely, to cause vibrations in the soul. - Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944

COLOR...very important in my work...LINE, TEXTURE..also very important - yet this is nothing I invented ask most artists and they will agree.
COLOR is magical - can be bright and vibrant, grey and soothing...COLOR tells us a lot...TEMPERATURE, MOOD...all things that are very important in a painting.
The more I experiment with different color mixes and combinations, the more I feel my work grows and expands.  It is definitely the beautiful mixes of color that keep me actively engaged in my art.  Never a day goes by that I don't see COLOR - whether it be in nature or inside my thoughts.  COLOR SURROUNDS US.  Makes us feel happy or sad.
As I continue to apply paint to paper (or board) I am exploring and enjoying the mixtures and layers that are revealed with a little bit of experimentation...do you find that if you 'expand' out of your comfort zone that good things happen????

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