Saturday, 6 February 2010

Panoramic view of North Sea #1/2010

Met Kustwachter naar Scheveningense Haven
oil on canvas
30 x 80 cm
painted on location - Wed 3 Feb 2010

This work was made immediately after Path to Sea #2. I walked down to the beach and set up about 30 meters from the shoreline. With a pretty high wind factor, I had to get low, thus painted on my knees. Am revisting a theme which I find fascinating, the Sea and the Sky. Never repeating itself, changing It's appearance by the second. I must be crazy. Were do I find the drive to do this? It must be a mystery. Somethings are not meant to be questioned I suppose. I'm going to leave you with a few wise words written by a not so well known German thinker of the 20th Century.

What it is....

It is senseless, says Reason,
It is what it is, says Love.

It is misfortune, says Calculation,
It is nothing but pain, says Fear.
It is without a chance says Insight,
It is what it is, says Love.

It is ridiculous, says Pride,
It is foolish, says Caution,
It is impossible says Experience.

It is what it is, says Love.

Erich Fried (1924 - 1988)

I guess maybe that sums it up. My inspiration for painting.

On another subject......
Congradulations to all you Lovers out there, I wish my match would show up.

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Alberto, this is a lovely post and I hope your match will show up!
Love the paintings! You are fearless en plein air!