I read regularly Karin’s blog.
In one of the articles I read yesterday, I found a very poetic and close to my heart Artist Statement.
I need to publish it here so you guys can read it.
It is a superb description of the inner forces that drive her to paint.
“I have this great desire to paint landscapes – but I tend to only appreciate those done in a more impressionistic style.
Sharp, realistic versions just don’t do it for me.
I can be driving along a quiet road, see a composition that stops me in my tracks – but it’s the composition, the color – not the fact that it’s a road or a barn or a field of wheat.
It’s more of a snapshot in my brain made up of areas of color, mostly blurred from the distance.
That’s what I want to paint.
I’m not really concerned whether this looks like a typical painting of mine – I really rather enjoy the freedom of the subject and the use of the oils (she’s talking about this painting).”