Saturday, March 31, 2012

You are What you Consume

Everything you hear or see goes into your mind.  It stays there even if you "forget" it. 

Watercolor Plein Air Sketchbook Acadia, ME

Its like sound waves in a wall. The sound from Beethoven's music he played in a concert hall in 1800 are still in the walls. What does this say about what is in our minds?

Watercolor Plein Air Sketchbook Acadia, ME

One time when I was out painting with a group a fellow painter wanted me to paint standing behind him.  I told him I wasn't  interested in painting that specific view. 

Watercolor Plein Air Sketchbook Acadia, ME

 He responded by saying that the intent of his suggestion was not for the landscape but to provide me the best view of his easel and what he was doing.

Watercolor Plein Air Sketchbook Friendship, ME

He thought hat I could learn a lot by watching him paint.  Now this is a very kind and generous thought. But...

Watercolor Plein Air Sketchbook Friendship, ME

 ...what if I do not want to paint the way he does, or want my paintings to look like his... 

I was thinking about having all this extra unwanted stuff in my brain... 
 I'm having trouble enough trying to paint what I do want to paint ... without adding all this other stuff to the mix. 

I also don't watch TV...but this probably doesn't surprise you.

1 comment:

  1. That's wild about Beethoven's sound waves! I believe that is possible. Even though, I'm a writer and you're a painter, we both need a creative outlet. So I can understand why you didn't want to watch another painter paint, just as I wouldn't want to watch another writer write!

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I'm so happy to finally have a FOLLOWER - although something tells me, you're anything but! ;)