|Lavender Field, 16x28, original painting by TatjanaMirkov-Popovicki|
There's nothing like shoveling snow that makes me seek images of summer. Will it ever come?
It will, but not any time soon.
In the meantime, let's get transported to the long days graced by a fragrant breeze by the means of art. This painting reminds me of a visit to the Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm on the Salt Spring Island on the west coast of BC.
Ah, the colors, the aroma, the serenity!
This is yet another proof that art embodies the impressions and feelings rather than just depicting a scene.
Another way to find serenity in bad (and good) weather is to visit art museums. On my recent trip to Southern California, I discovered three museums I had somehow missed in the past.
1. Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena blew me away with its collection of Impressionist and other art by my favorite artists - Van Gogh, Cezanne, Frans Hals, and many, many other masters.
|Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA|
2. Huntington Library Art Collection, Museum, and Botanical Gardens, also in Pasadena, are well worth a long visit. The property is incredible, especially the gardens. Aside from a stellar art collection, the museum also houses historical and scientific artifacts. There is something for everyone!
3. The Irvine Museum in Irvine, CA occupies just a corner of the ground floor in an office building, but its collection of California's Impressionist Art is a feast for the eyes. I warmly recommend paying it a visit.
After seeing all those works by so many masters, I feel grateful for any opportunity to show my work in group exhibits with my fellow artists.
This time, I have been invited to join a group of international painters with roots in the Balkans and thereabouts. I am thrilled to have four paintings included in this exhibit.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, please come see us in Coquitlam!
|Opening reception on February 26, 7-10pm, Restaurant Vayat, 1147 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. Everyone welcome!|
All my best,