Sunday, April 7, 2013

Finding my Muse

I have canvases sitting off to the side in my apartment.  I've been looking at them, but feeling little of no inspiration to touch any of the surfaces.  Lately, my focus has been with writing, creating a colorful world with words instead of paint.  I've just finished my first novel and when I get back from my trip I'll be putting it on line.

Enough about me, I wanted to post an image from my trip to New York City.  I went to so many galleries and was completely connected to my muse.  One artist that always connects me to my artist soul is "Lucian Freud".  His portraits bring such honesty through figurative work.  I saw the following painting at the Museum of Modern Art.

The next image is a close up of the same work.  To really feel this work, you have to see all the texture on the surface.  This piece takes me right inside this person, what he is feeling and into the raw nakedness of life.

I will be leaving on my trip soon and won't be posting for awhile, but I will have some wonderful pictures to share and hopefully inspire your inner muse!!!