Paint what inspires you at the moment. Paint what you know and love.

This fall I visited my sister, Kim,  who lives in Colorado.  With my luck, it was Art Weekend, and the Denver Art Museum was free to the public! Although, the Andrew and Jamie Wyeth Special Exhibit was not free, and was closed to the general public at moment until that evening.  Thankfully my sister agreed to come back that evening, and we both agree it was well worth it.  Andrew has been one of my all time favorite artists.  I studied his techniques in high-school and college.  I was fascinated by his level of detail, his distinct color palette, and his stark compositions.  I was pretty much breathless throughout the exhibit, I will include a few of my favorite pieces I admired in books that I finally was able to see in person.  The exhibit is a beautiful conversation between Andrew and Jamie, father and son.  The underlying message was:  Paint what inspires you at the moment.  Paint what you know and love.

"I create a world in each painting that I do."  - Jamie Wyeth

Pentecost. Andrew Wyeth. tempera.  1989.  The netting symbolized a lost girl from the community. 

Pentecost. Andrew Wyeth. tempera.  1989.  The netting symbolized a lost girl from the community. 

  

Garret Room. Andrew Wyeth.  1962.  dry-brush and watercolor.

Garret Room. Andrew Wyeth.  1962.  dry-brush and watercolor.


Andrew and Jamie in the Studio.  Denver Art Museum.  until February 7, 2016.