Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Filling In The Blanks

White Tulips
Day 1
acrylic on canvas

The other day a good friend shared a journal entry with me. From the corner of her eye she saw a beautiful heron fluttering in a tree by the lake.
With wide eyes she found it was only a plastic bag. This experience left her questioning how she would chose to remember this. Would she remember the beauty or the trash?
Studies show that when the background surrounding the subject is vague, the mind tends to fill in the blanks. That is why we often imagine seeing things in the dark.
From the corner of her eye there was a beautiful bird.
I believe she is lucky for what she believed she saw. Let's hope she chooses to remember it that way.
Maybe it is the other way around and believing is seeing.
In this day and age it's probably better.
We are leaving to Belgium tomorrow for a long weekend.
I will catch you up Tuesday with pics and possibly a finished painting.


Anonymous said...

have a great trip! Sounds like fun.


Theresa said...

I can't wait to see this finished. My favorite flowers are the tulips! This is beautiful so far.

Thea said...

Thanks for adding me to your neighborhood, love your art.