Monday, April 18, 2011
Cezanne was in love with Mount Sainte Victoire; it was near his home in France and he painted it over 60 times. He said "A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art". Interestingly, I feel this same passion as I travel the Blue Ridge. As I rounded this curve south of 220, around milepost 125 this mountain view and the colors in the shadowed frame surrounding the view stirred something in me. When I sense the emotion, the love of the visual world travels from my eye to my heart to my hand grabbing for the camera to capture the essence of the image. But it is usually in the studio that the emotion is translated to canvas.