Friday, August 22, 2008

Eye of the Beholder

This painting won second place at the county fair. (No, I didn't paint it-I wish!) But only won second place? Look carefully as all of God's world is in this painting. Every stroke has a meaning. from the tree branches to the valleys and fields. Look carefully and see the clouds in the eye and within the pupil you see the earth. The more you look the more you see. Amazing. How much thought went into this painting? Why the heck didn't this get first place? I would have definitely given it a first place + plus.
Art; it's all in the eye of the beholder. Perspective is everything.
Isn't this also true about writing? Its why one editor will love you and the other blows you off. I think this perspective is what keeps me writing. Knowing that one rejection (or twenty) does not mean that there isn't someone out there who will love it. Someone who's day will be made that much happier by reading what we wrote.
I wonder where Stephen King would be now if he hadn't found Bill Thompson. Would someone else have seen the potential of Carrie? Made it such a great best seller?
So we write on, curse the dark and hope for the future. Wait for someone with the perspective that will match our story. And hope they out there. Somewhere.
P.S. I didn't get this artist name, but if you're out there let me know and I'd be glad to post your name. You are an amazing artist.
How much you want for this?


spyscribbler said...

Definitely a first place winner in my book! Well, you didn't put up the other one to compare it to, but you know what? Some things are obviously first rate at first glance.

I wanna buy it, too!

Merelyme said...

wandered over here from laughing wolf's site. that is one very interesting painting.

Aimless Writer said...

I only wish I had taken a better photo of this amazing work of art. I wonder where it is now. Did someone buy this? Is it hanging in someone's livingroom?
Makes me want to get my brushes wet.
The winner was a beach scene done in watercolors. Although I'll admit watercolors are extremely hard to work in (I refuse), beach scenes are a dime a dozen around here.

Zoe Winters said...

That is one of the coolest paintings I have ever seen.

lainey bancroft said...

Amazing! Like Spy said, I'd love to see the winner. Must show this to my L'il Arteest!

Aimless Writer said...

I really should have taken a pic of the winner. It was just a beach scene. We live so close to the beach there are a lot of artists doing beach scenes....It was good but, well, a beach scene.