Were you drawn to this picture because of the intense blue that predominates? Do you find it calming, lovely, or thrilling? A veneer is a thin layer of something very expensive and beautiful which is overlaid on a cheaper object to make it look valuable and precious. Like physical objects, much in the world we see and aspire to have starts to peel and crack after we become acquainted with it. A beauty treatment may end up compromising our health. A person we admire and wish to emulate may turn out to be a scoundrel. A traumatized person cannot help but see the beauty that others believe in for what it truly is--something skin deep, undependable, and masking an uglier reality. When this happens, our illusion of a lovely and safe world is...
About the leaf:
The leaf you will see in all of my later paintings, is my personal artist signature and contains my initials, so it represents me, but also often takes a quasi-human role to represent a single person or an 'everyone'. The leaf changes, evolves, and its placement, size and colour are adjusted to suit the painting, which may include it as a sort of observer in the scene, a nearly hidden element, or even a focal point. It may represent various things, as well. It is left to the viewer to assign any meaning to it or to determine how I see it, myself.
More about me and my art
I have always loved Fine Arts and spent half a century focusing on classical music, becoming a professional musician and teacher of music. Then,...
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