I always resisted labels - being typed as a particular type of artist. Whatever caught my eye was fair game for the canvas. Being just an artist was more important than painting the societal, flavour of the month. Whatever was in vogue. I resisted the label even if it increased the probability of a sale.
|Sketching it in...|
All of nature is inspiring so why not interpret as much of its beauty as possible? I also admire the creativity and artistry of Paul Simon. His song "One Trick Pony" is a favourite and summarizes my thoughts. The lyrics of "Rhymin' Simon" are true and honest like those of Marko Burrows.
- "He's a one-trick pony
- One trick is all that horse can do
- He does, one trick only
- It's the principal source of his revenue
- But when he steps into the spotlight
- You can feel the heat of his heart
- Come rising through"
This landscape is a view from Killbear looking south toward the navigational light which I painted in #2310 "Killbear Light". This image was taken by the father of my friend Cameron Lindsey in the autumn of 1963. The timing was just before JFK was assassinated. The senior Lindseys were enjoying a beautiful autumn day in Killbear and the kids were somewhere else - including Cam. The timing and the windy turbulence of the environment reminded me of the Kennedy "Camelot" and that association explains the otherwise cryptic reference in the title.
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