words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Post Canvas and Paint: Variations | When Fainting with Mark Rothko

A searing moment. Trying to define what has occurred. You saw the painting and felt something awaken. Now it fades as you faint into the light. And only a dream awaits.

“The most important tool for the artist fashions through constant practice is faith in his ability to produce miracles when they are needed. Pictures must be miraculous: the instant one is completed, the intimacy between the creation and the creator is ended. He is an outsider. The picture must be for him, as for anyone experiencing it later, a revelation, an unexpected and unprecedented resolution of an eternally familiar need.” ~ Mark Rothko

This will be my last posting of 2012 (US Eastern time zone). See you … in your thoughts, in 2013.

4 responses

  1. Nice work.
    Love the quote by Rothko.
    Happy New Year!!!!
    I look forward to seeing the work you create in the new year. Peace.

    December 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

  2. Thanks Terry. Happy New Year as well.

    January 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm

  3. Walter, it’s Benjamin. I’ve visited your website and find your work to be stunning. And yes what you’ve done digitally is similar in color, form and concept as the work I do in paint.
    I have found your WP site wonderful and chose to comment in this Rothko quote as him and I share such similar beliefs in the passions of paint,life,words. You my friend have a great talent and I’m honored to meet you.

    January 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

    • Same here Benjamin. It is an honor as well. Art is personal, yet sometimes our vision is shared by others in their work as well. Thanks for taking the time to check out my work. I do appreciate it.

      January 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm

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