through the woods
Eucalyptus View – painting – Dan Beck 2009
This is the most recent finished painting I have done. I am no longer particularly current on my blogging and am not sure if or when I will become so again. I’ve done a lackluster job of trying to engage people -
A blog is supposed to be a place for people to comment and interact and create something more than what is written by the author. I suppose my tendency is to write a little too much to myself – or write in a way that doesn’t invite comment – and of course – it probably would help if I tried to create an audience by actually inviting people to read my articles and then to comment… by the way – please feel free.
I chose the subject above because of the drama of looking through the giant Eucalyptus trees to the fields beyond – a scene I viewed driving as a passenger on the 101 south of Salinas before you get to King City.
I think on a deeper level it is also a metaphor for how we see ourselves – on what should we focus? – expressions that come to mind : one can’t always see the forest through the trees … it is hard to see through the growth…
I don’t care where you are in life – it is next to impossible to see oneself the way others see us.
My biggest fan was always my mother – today would have been her 90th birthday – had she lived that long. Eucalyptus was a favorite of hers – I thought of both these things only as I finished this article.
Listen or View
- Digital Art – since this is an example of painting on the computer, get a further understanding of how non descriptive this term really is
- Has Life Turned a Corner – written a couple weeks after my mother died (almost seven years ago) and the eve of having to put my dog down – damn – Sure glad I don’t feel this way now! – but I do still like the song and do still miss those who are gone
- Forest Through the Trees – found this silk painting by some search results – don’t know the artist but I do like the image of the silk painting – perhaps you will too