5/30/13

Watercolor: Season of Interest (& the Thousand Oaks Artwalk this weekend!)

Season of Interest 12 x 12 Watercolor on paper  sold
I have a garden book on Roses organized by "type, size, color and season of interest". That last bit caught my attention... which season would I be interested in having roses? All of them, please. And what if I pledged to a whole Season of Interest?  This summer, I will be interested in everything. Sort of like committing to lose ten pounds, but more fun. This season, I'll nurture & grow my curiosity, I'll exercise my attentiveness muscles, ask questions, take notice, talk less and observe more. :)

Eyewitness Garden Handbook
This weekend, I'll be exhibiting at the Thousand Oaks Artwalk from 10-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2nd. Stop by booth #55 and say hello at 225 W. Hillcrest Drive (at Wilbur Road), Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.
Celebrating a ribbon for Graphics with a patron at Thousand Oaks Artwalk

Art Quote
In Boston during the early twentieth century, artists such as Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson and William Paxton practiced a form of painting that became known as the Boston School. These artists were participants in a revival of interest in the work of Dutch painter Jan Vermeer, thanks largely to the scholarship of Boston painter and instructor Philip Hale. Vermeer's preoccupation with the female figure in an attitude of reverie, with light filtered across her form became a central theme of the Boston School. When Joseph DeCamp moved to Boston from Cleveland, he became one of the school's primary proponents. ~James M. Keny


6 comments:

QuiltsterMEG said...

I adopted an "interested Every Day" attitude a few months ago. The only drawback is staying focused because there are so many things to love! Mary Ellen and Stella

Belinda Del Pesco said...

@maryellen (&stella), hello, you. I like that - interested every day, all the time. Super hero curiousity. And focus-shmokus... Who's got time for that?! :)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Belinda,

Beautiful work and thoughtful post. I like the idea of being interested in everything. Very cool. I can't commit to talking less, because one of my pleasures in life is talking (and listening) to friends. Like the quote too.

I wish I could come and see you at the Thousand Oaks Artwalk.

XOXOXO Barbara

Cindy Williams said...

Belinda your paintings are lovely! Thank you for sharing :)

Belinda Del Pesco said...

@ Barbara - Thanks for the compliments - and we're sisters on that one; I couldn't talk less either. My mouth and hands are always a blur (italians, gesturing. we can't help it) You and I will see each other one of these days, I'm sure of it. :) xo

Belinda Del Pesco said...

@Cindy, thanks for stopping in. And as a fellow maker of small art, it's nice to meet you! :)