Submit images for the juried exhibition in Mills Pond Gallery.
A Sense of Place Long Island - July 15 - August 11, 2023
In the area where I live, you can see the sea no matter which way you drive. In short, it is a long island on both sides, so you can always feel the seagulls and the salty smell of the sea. In particular, watching the sunset at West Meadow Beach, which is a local landmark, is like luck. Seeing the sea shining orange, purple, and yellow is like appreciating a beautiful piece of art. I paint these beautiful landscapes in my spare time. And among these paintings, I selected three paintings that I liked and submitted them to the open call of the local gallery.
Nature is so beautiful and wonderful that it is very difficult to spread it all out on paper. However, artists worry about how to capture that brilliant moment and reproduce it on paper or canvas. And it does this non-stop. It may be because he has a desire to catch the flowing beauty of nature and stuff it on paper.
You've captured a beautiful sentiment about the challenge and desire that artists often face when trying to capture the beauty of nature on paper or canvas. Nature's brilliance and ever-changing elements can indeed be difficult to reproduce accurately, but it is precisely this challenge that drives artists to express their appreciation and awe for the natural world.
Artists have been inspired by nature for centuries, and many have dedicated their lives to capturing its essence through various mediums. Whether it's the vibrant colors of a sunset, the delicate petals of a flower, or the majesty of a mountain range, nature offers an infinite source of inspiration. Artists strive to translate their personal experience and emotional connection with nature onto their chosen medium.
The act of capturing nature's beauty on paper or canvas is an ongoing journey for artists. Each attempt brings a new opportunity to explore different techniques, experiment with colors and textures, and refine their skills. The artist's goal is not merely to recreate a scene but to convey the essence, atmosphere, and emotional impact of that particular moment in nature.
It's true that nature is vast and ever-changing, making it impossible to capture every detail and nuance. However, artists can focus on specific elements or impressions that resonate with them personally. They might emphasize the interplay of light and shadow, the textures of different surfaces, or the overall mood and atmosphere of a scene. By doing so, artists can create their interpretation of nature's beauty, capturing its essence rather than attempting a perfect replica.
The desire to capture and express the flowing beauty of nature on paper or canvas is a testament to the profound impact it has on artists and people alike. Through their art, artists strive to share their appreciation, awe, and love for the natural world, inviting others to experience its wonders in their own unique way.
So, while it may be challenging to encapsulate all of nature's beauty on a single piece of paper, the artistic journey of attempting to do so allows artists to explore and communicate their deep connection with the natural world, creating their own interpretations and capturing moments of brilliance along the way.
Myungja Anna Koh