Painting as an Act of Wilful Inefficiency

July 21, 2016





Watercolor painting of hydrangea

Watercolor painting of hydrangea

“Ever since the invention of photography, making a painting at all is an act of wilful inefficiency.”
— Amy Whitaker,  Art Thinking

I like my photographs of hydrangeas.  I like this watercolor painting as much or more.  Thank goodness life is big enough to embrace multiple ways of seeing, doing, and being.  Efficiency isn’t the most important thing.


5 Responses to “Painting as an Act of Wilful Inefficiency”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    What do I know? but I often think of photography as representation, and painting as interpretation. Doesn’t have to be quite that cut-and-dried, but still…

  2. Lynne Auld Says:

    I love photography and painting both. Each has their own particular beauty and encourages us to look in more depth and take pleasure in what we see.

  3. Elisa Says:

    the transfer of your energy in response and in giving back for the experience of seeing and of doing!
    waste my old patootie!

  4. Diana Studer Says:

    but the watercolour – that hydrangea lives and breathes!

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