Creative Community

As I mentioned on Monday, I have been reading about Camille Pissarro and admiring his work and that of other impressionist painters that were part of his community. There was Monet, Manet, Renoir, and Cezanne to name a few. The influence of these fellow artists in Pissarro’s work is sometimes mentioned when author Linda Doeser discusses a particular painting.

Ah, to have been part of these passionate (and at the time unacceptable notions) about rendering the quality of light by exploring the spontaneity and immediacy of lively colour and rapid brush strokes with no hint of drama or sentimentality.

“spring salad” photograph rendered coarsely in oils – view full resolution and purchase here.

Then I thought about Creative Potager and those of you who regularly through your comments and my connections to your own sites are part of my creative community. To name just a few…

The use of line and creating greater connection between drawing and painting. Jerry Shawback

Always giving our best and writing from a place of showing rather than telling. Laurie Buchanan.

Bringing the flow of her everyday into focus for the rest of us. Kathy Drue

Sharing the exquisite world of film as a creative medium of expression. Sam Juliano

Discusses the practicalities of promoting and selling art work. Itaya

Shares her studio process and her success while celebrating and acknowledging yours. Martha Marshall

Sprout Question: With whom are you presently discussing your creative ideas?

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