Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"There are those who can live without wild things, and some who cannot." - Aldo Leopold

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful Marquette, Michigan and as always stopped to see the exhibit at the DeVos Art Museum on the NMU campus.  The show's last weekend featured Mariel
Versluis and her larger than life woodcut, drawing and mixed media pieces featuring horses.  Seldom do we see in this area artwork based on the horse, and being a horse lover/owner myself, I was totally in awe and taken back with the deep meaning in these pieces.  The quote above comes from the artists website which is:


This photo of a sculpture was taken on last years trip to Santa Fe outside a beautiful gallery in the Railroad District...sorry I do not know the artist, but LOVED the sculpture!


Monday, February 17, 2014

"Your voice takes you to your heart." - Gabrielle Roth

Finding your 'voice,' your 'art path', your 'style' I have found is a long, enjoyable process.  Nothing beats 'putting in your time', working hard in your studio every day.
After about 20 years painting, changing styles to fit my inner feelings along the way, and several times that is, I believe I have found my 'style' that brings complete satisfaction to my creative soul.  Don't get me wrong, everyday I go into the studio, I am afraid of that big white canvas, but I tackle it anyway!  Don't get me wrong, I don't really 'love' every painting that I complete, but I sure do love the weeks that it took to get the painting to that point...and something eventually does tell me that this is just right!  Luckily, and strangely enough, sometimes it is the paintings that I was not truly 'in love with' that are the first to sell anyway!  One can never know.
So, as the wind blows and snow falls outside my studio door, I immerse myself into my work and subtle changes and  directions sub-consciously occur...and that is so exciting to me!!!!!
                                            'YES...this is what 'scares' me!!! Onward!!!!!!!!!


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