Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Paradox of Our Age

The Paradox of Our Ageby The Dalai Lama

We have bigger houses but smaller families;

More conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;

More knowledge, but less judgment;

More experts, but more problems;

More medicines, but less healthiness;

We've been all the way to the moon and back,but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever but have less communication.

We have become long on quantity,but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;

Tall man but short character;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window,but nothing in the room.

Eggplants and Company
Eggplants and Company, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:

I am working on a series of three paintings, all will be of the same still life but I will be adding more texture to each painting.
Texture in painting is a difficult element to define. Texture does not just refer to the roughness of smoothness of a work of art, but also to the subtle gradations of surface difference, from the quality of the brushstrokes to the addition of foreign element into the work of art.

The Paradox of texture:

The most exciting aspect of texture is that, when used carefully, it adds to the meaning and depth of an artwork. On the other hand, if texture is used inharmoniously, then it can becomes a negative factor.

I was at a meeting of artist recently and the guest speaker said,"that paintings with texture are thought to be better painting by the viewer." So I am doing my own little experiment in texture with this still life set up.

Eggplants and Company
oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Media: oil
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)

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