Monday, March 7, 2011

Palette With Tangelo

Palette With Tangelo
Acrylic on board, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.

I'm speechless today, so I'll let dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp speak, in this excerpt from her book, "The Creative Habit":

"Like a jazz musician jamming for an hour to find a few interesting notes, a choreographer looks for interesting movement. I didn’t start out knowing this; it came to me over time, as I realized that I would never get to the essential core of movement and dance through a cerebral process. I could prepare, order, organize, structure, and edit my creativity in my head, but I couldn’t think my way into a dance. To generate ideas, I had to move. It’s the same if you’re a painter: You can’t imagine the work, you can only generate ideas when you put pencil to paper, brush to canvas—when you actually do something physical."


SamArtDog said...

Look at how that orange dances with the others.
Amen, Twyla.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sam--we got rhythm!

Debora L. Stewart said...

I love these small paintings. And someday I"m gonna get me one!

Don Gray said...

Debora--welcome to the blog and thanks for your nice words. I visited your website--you do beautiful work!