Sunday, February 27, 2011

I wonder what would happen if ...

Prideaux Haven
15 x 15
pastel on BFK


These are the words I speak aloud when I step over the threshold to my studio. I wonder what would happen if ...


"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg;
and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs."
William James

10 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

That is a striking picture of the hues, Kvan. Love it!

Thanks for the uplifting W James poem. Now I am thinking, too...

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Casey. I felt like I fractured the image, simplified it, and pumped up the color. You never know what will happen when you wonder what would happen.

Celeste Bergin said...

whoa....super unusual for you---I like it! Cerebral!

Joni James said...

I love that you're always trying new things! Your posts are multi-faceted.

Anonymous said...

Going all modern on us, I see... it's interesting that I can still tell you drew the tree. I don't know how I know, but it's there. #4

SamArtDog said...

Your angel is getting stir-crazy. Threw the acorn and the egg up in the air and flapped the sheet. Look what came down. It's heavenly!

Roxanne Colyer Clingman said...

It's exciting to be along on the ride while you find out where you're going.

Suzanne said...

What a surprising choice of colors! I like the "What If" idea.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Celeste: you never know where your creativity will take you. You've traveled in many and varied ways yourself!

Thanks, Joni!

Hi Cortni! That's wild that you can tell my drawing even with the drastic change away from realism. Thanks for commenting!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam: like trying to pull the tablecloth out from under a formal setting, I'm afraid plenty of broken dishes ahead. But this one has something to say for itself.

Roxanne: don't mind me, I've given up on maps and GPS and I'm winging it here.

Suzanne: "what ... if" opens the possibilities for new things. More good things ahead, I hope!