I was sad this morning when I read that Robert Genn had succumbed to cancer. The art world has definitely lost a wise and giving soul. I’ve been reading Genn’s newsletters for years – so much food for thought there. This quote comes from this morning’s newsletter. It’s simple, but so true:
There’s so much about art the gives my life meaning. Yeah, it’s my job, my livelihood, my passion. But the arts in general give life a fullness that it wouldn’t have without them.
“Water Mill” – Frits Thaulow, 1892
This guy could paint water like no other. This painting is great because that’s all it’s about – WATER. And he does it so well. The values he uses in the water in this and his other paintings are just spot on, and so the surface just glistens. Add in some beautiful color and a great design, and you have a painting that I could probably stare at for hours.
I just posted this video on Facebook a few weeks ago, so I know this is a bit lazy of me, but I’m putting it here so I can find it someday in the future.
I love the Paper Kites – they’re a little bit mellow, good for the studio on a snowy day. This is a great song, and this video is absolutely beautiful. I mean, let’s be honest – mountain bikes + good music + awesome scenery = bliss! So, if you haven’t seen it yet, watch it. Then go check out their other tunes (“Bloom”, “Tenenbaum”, “St. Clarity”, “Young” – so many good ones I can’t pick a favorite!).