It's Been Such a Glorious Tueday here in Bonaire..I've been outside almost the entire day. Enjoying the Crisp Autumn-like breezes. Cleaning up messes in the yard that the end of Summer left behind.
Later when deciding to air out a few of my country quilts, I couldn't help but think of the wonderful Artist Jeffrey T. Larson. Most artists develope a Central Theme when bringing their work to canvas. And Jeffrey brings Cozy, Homespun, all things Rich in Family and Outdoor Orientation.
Take a good long look at this man's ability to bring forth "light" in his work! The way He Injects Sunlight across His Subject's Face! The Filtering Shadows Seen Throughout The Linens as they gently dance in the wind.
Mr. Larson has definitely acquired that loose, painterly style I have forever searched for at my own easel. Look at the Earth Beneath the Subject in the Garden..you can almost feel the Heat of the Soil where the sun strikes it.
And let me tell you Friends..I've tried capturing shadows like the ones evident in the painting above. It's a Tremendous Task to Master Such Realism.
Ernest Hemmingway was once quoted as saying, "We Are All Apprentices At A Craft No One Can Master." I have to imagine that even Mr. Hemmingway would reconsider his words after seeing one of Jeffrey Larson's paintings.
Love & Autumn Sunshine To Anyone Who May Have Visited Today!