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The miraculous thing about miracles

by rogerburnett , October 19, 2013—12:00 AM

Topics: life, models, painting, sketches

G. K. Chesterton said, "The miraculous thing about miracles is that they do sometimes happen".

If my struggles as an artist were to be put on a graph, the resulting line would show a succession of peaks and troughs linked with dead-level plateaus. Only rarely am I able to get down on paper what I see in my mind's eye.

Last week, you saw my first hesitant attempt to capture my latest model. Towards the end of a second session and after many false starts, the miracle happened! Sometimes, when I throw down washes in desperation, fate takes a hand. My muse awakens and with the final flick of a No 12 sable brush, my daring vision becomes reality.




  erikcheung ( homepage )

11/10/2013 * 09:44:45

I never create with a vision, a gerneral concept of how space is trapped may be, or where the main bulk of the details are. Hmm...when vision is the focus, do you think it blocks all possibilities on the spot? I meant the spontaneous part of it.

Yes, I do agree with the miracle aspect and I guess that is why we do art eh!

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