Please join me on this painting journey that includes photos, words, a dash of wonder and a swirl of inspiration ~
"The world is so rich, simply throbbing with treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself!" ~
May 15, 2010
6 x 8,
oil on canvas (after Henri's painting on the cover of "The Art Spirit")
Robert (Cozad) Henri is one of my favorite painters of all time. Born in 1865, he painted and taught many subjects during his long career, but it is his portraits of children that really shine. I know of no other artist more adept at depicting the personality, character, and sense of wonder inherit in childhood. I was especially drawn to the ruddy cheeks, curly locks and watery eyes in this one.
"What we need is more sense of the wonder of life,