Sitting in a coffee shop drinking a small soy latte, I look up and see some art. Nature art. Then I look out the window and see city nature. Now, today is not an ordinary day. It’s Fall, and it’s beautiful. Crisp, golden, leaves turning, falling, Seattleites in thier prime. Layers and hot coffee are back. And then my eyes wander back to the nature art staring back at me. Yikes…nature art?! You know the kind. Blue and green acrylics combined in the truest ways to replicate a snap shot from a hike, nature walk, or your back yard. The shading is perfect, the reflection in the water is reminicent of a mirror, and the twigs and branches exude detail.
This leads me to a question about art. What kind of art satisfies you? To some people, the most beautiful painting is one that is nature art, or maybe a painted portrait. To others, impressions of the subject are the most satisfying. I like this. I like that we all connect to different avenues of the creative. It’s amazing to me that someone could have a transcendental moment with a nature painting…as it is amazing to that same person that I love Van Gogh.