I have always admired Andrew Wyeth's paintings. I found this framed picture, called, "Teel's Island", at a garage sale, many years ago, along with a beautiful portfolio of his paintings, called, Four Seasons. I'll share that next time ;0) I bought this framed picture for $1.00, what a steal! The photo does not do this painting justice.
I love the natural way Wyeth captures ordinary things, things we may not even take a second look at. He has a very serious, almost sad feel about his paintings that I find very interesting.
This is what Wyeth, once said about his paintings:
"People talk to me about the mood or melancholy in my pictures. Now, I do have this feeling that time passes - a yearning to hold something- which might strike people as sad. And I grant you, my things aren't high key in color or joyous or Renoiresque or Frenchy - which is what a lot of people want today- the visual cocktail. I think the right word is not "melancholy" but "thoughtful."
I wonder if it was, Robert Montgomery, the movie star?! I guess I will never know . . .
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