Monday, March 5, 2012


I saw a painting in a movie.
I was fascinated by it.
It was quite large and hung like a headboard over the main character's bed. 
7/8 of the painting was of clouds... with the last 1/8 being a vague green/brown field. 
It was so serene.  I thought it must be wonderful to wake up to those clouds everyday.
Then it occurred to me that I might be able to paint something like them that could inspire me everyday.

I bought the canvas-  months ago.  It is 4'x4'.
I studied the clouds even more than usual (I have always been in awe of God's ever-changing palette and sculptures in the sky).
It took me a while to get up the courage to start painting.  I wondered if I was going to be able to catch on the canvas what I saw in my mind.

Here is what I created...

"clouds" by Laura Gibbs
 I am pleased with it.
It is so hard to be objective as an artist... being so intimately involved with a work... having a vision of what "it" is supposed to look like, to convey...  Does it ellicit the same emotion in others as it does in me?
I imagine most artists deal with these thoughts and emotions.  Believe me when I say that I dont suppose to compare myself with the likes of Tchaikovsky, but I heard once that the Nutcracker was Tchaikovsky least favorite composition... yet it is beloved by the public - probably the most well know Ballet in the world.  What did he see (or should I say hear) in it that displeased him?  Which composition was HIS favorite- how do the masses respond to that one?
Art is subjective.  It can't be reduced to one word.  Can't be put in a box.  It affects us all differently.  I must deal with that.  

My "clouds" make me happy. 

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