Friday, July 11, 2014

Seawashed Studio: An Artist's Retreat

"Painting is silent poetry." ~Author Unknown

Seawashed Studio
My quiet retreat washed by the sea... 

in a faded palette of whites

 free of clutter so creativity flows 

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." 
~Leo Tolstoy

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
~Henry David Thoreau

 "When the warmth of Summer's sun lingers long into the night, its too hot to sleep, so I paint."~Kerrie Sanderson

I consider myself a Peaceful Painter, with the Pacific Coast being my deepest inspiration.  Pacific means peace.  I began painting in High School with oils on canvas.  I have been educated in oils, watercolor, ink wash, charcoals, pastels, pen and ink, drawing, drafting, metal and woodwork, and art history with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Painting with acrylics and watercolor allows me the freedom to just let beauty come forth.  I get caught up in the way the paint moves across the canvas and  how the colors blend naturally.  My artwork is quiet, not intended to dominate a room but rather be like a soft whisper.  I use a pale color palette that brings calm to a space.  Most of us are in need of a dwelling place to rest and rejuvenate, to find sanctuary in.  My heart desires to cultivate peace in all that I paint.

We look not to what is seen but to what is unseen;  what is unseen is eternal...
This is my newest series of paintings

"We want something else which can hardly be put into words-
to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, 
to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it,
to become part of it."

~C.S. Lewis

"I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible." ~Claude Monet

Claude Monet is my favorite artist.

"To rest my soul in the quiet of the sea..."

Seawashed Studio
washed by the sea

This is my Artist's Retreat.  A place of calm.
a quiet artist's sanctuary.
"Love of beauty is taste.
The creation of beauty is art."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you to Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage
for hosting The Where Bloggers Create Party 2014.
Please visit her Blog for the link tour and enjoy 
all of the creative spaces.

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washed by the sea