LIVING TREE

The Living Tree

Painted by Rodney Lough Jr.

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QUOTE

From 40 Rules of Love by Rumi

“Every human being is a work in progress that is slowly but inexorably waiting and striving to be completed.”

“God deals with each of us separately because humanity is a fine art of skilled penmanship where every single dot is equally important for the entire picture.”

…there is room enough in this universe for everyone to succeed…

CRADLED

Child Cradling a Baby Doll by Albert Anker 1831-1910

HAIBUN

When I first saw this Swiss painting, I felt the young boy as baby Jesus holding me in His arm.  Framed, as the first thing I notice when I wake up, I begin each day chatting with Him.

HAIKU

NESTLED IN YOUR ELBOW

NOT KNOWING HOW THE DAY WILL BE

I REST IN LOVE’S PEACE

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QUOTE

“A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”

Vincent van Gogh

APAQUOGUE

Apaquogue by Adolf Gottlieb 1903-1974

QUOTES & HAIBUN

“Paint quality is meaningless if it does not express quality of feeling.”

Words from American born Gottlieb, abstract Expressionist.  This oil  on canvas is his landscape view of the road he lived on by the ocean at East Hampton, Long Island.  He also believed:

“The role of artist has always been that of image-maker…different times require different images…in a desperate attempt to escape from evil…to my mind, certain so-called abstraction is not abstraction at all, on the contrary, it is the realism of our time.”

His quotes explain his art.

HAIKU

ROSE, PINK, RED CIRCLES

SOOTHING TO EYES YET STRUGGLING

OVER TURBULENT STROKES

What may seem abstract to you may be total clarity to me and, thanks be to God, we each have that freedom of choice.  Abstract art has the phenomenal surprise to stretch one’s imagination…