What are you seeing?

Life and Light

Someone asked me the other day, “how do I decide what to paint?” It’s a good question and one I get asked a lot in my classes. I know it has to come from the heart, it has to stir something in me. Then I came across this quote from Degas, and it got me thinking…..

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” ~ Edgar Degas

This painting is one of my Midnight Marauder series from First Arm in Doubtful Sound. In the wildness and feeling the closeness…

“Midnight Marauders” – Doubtful Sound, oil on canvas, 35x60cm

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness” – John Muir

I know what it stirred in me… but what do you see?

Let me know….

You can see more if my paintings at www.ianhamlin.co.nz

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