I think I like the word "perspicacity" it weighs in with a little more thought than "intuition"
I was ruminating while walking (my idea of multi tasking). Having dedicated much enjoyment reading Landscape Artist past and present thoughts on rhythm. Not so much gathering in good conversation these "new norm"days. Reading seems to help and *cough buying books does of course too:). As I was saying/typing : I was feeling the need to validate if others considered rhythm and how that weighed in with their sensitivity (intuition) and thought process (perspicacity). Artist are more inclined to communicate through media rather than words. Makes no sense at all for the world to expect visual people to also write and speak well about what and why they do what they do BUT IT DOES! Well enough but I'm often hard pressed to find more than glimpse or spurt beyond artist statements/bios or collection titles. Peggy Immel, https://www.peggyimmel.com/ Landscape Artist , is very good with instruction hence words. Peggy is my good go-to with regards to artist approach merged with technical info. On this particular day I had gleaned through some of Peggy's works and decided to do the walking thinking thing I do. Fresh in my mind was this particular Peggy Immel painting.
and you do know you can click on the images for larger size view
As providence would have it I happened upon this gem of similar rhythm to Peggy's Fireweed. Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) evasive yes and yes when you discover it then most certainly you will discover a lot of it running wildly in rhythm..
|Peggy Immel, “Fireweed,” 2018, oil, 12 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air|
So off we go walking, ruminating and running wildly with the loosestrife rhythms, rehearsing some of the things I had read
Virgina Woolf writes:
|It is here I first spied purple rhythms running companion along a piece of woods weighted berries on gigantic stalks of poke|
Artist’s Statement: As a Contemporary American Impressionist, what interests me is rarely any specific subject unto itself. Instead I see color harmony, rhythms, patterns, and strong shapes. Weaving in and out, the world at 60 mph, life at a glance, this is how I paint. It is fascinating seeing this way. My art engages its viewers, like passers by who have to stop and move in more closely. The work invites them to find their own answers, like following clues to a mystery, and they can become an artist themselves, even if only for a brief time.
WAIT FOR IT ... I"M GETTING TO IT
(more of Lori's words) https://www.outdoorpainter.com/ways-to-use-rhythms-landscape-painting/
“I believe it’s most important to discern what a painting is about — to know what it is I want to convey. Is it the light, something about the subject matter, a color combination, or color temperature gradation? Maybe it’s just a feeling I have. Whatever it is, I need to define it early on because once I know and lock that in my mind, I keep revisiting that idea as I’m working, and this gives my painting process clear direction. Otherwise, the painting can be like that story that goes around a big circle and when it gets back to the beginning, it’s not at all the same story. We have an idea, then lose it and go off following another trail, and another. Staying focused and true to the original idea is key.”
~ Peggy Immel, “Path to Success” (PleinAir Magazine, June/July 2019)