A view through an artists eyes

A friend of mine drove across Canada last summer and he commented to me on how simply boring it was because all he saw was trees and grass, and nothing to look at , especially when he was driving in the Prairies.

This summer i had the chance to drive across Canada and i was simply amazed at how many shades of green and yellow and brown there are in nature.  It was beautiful and inspiring to my artistic eyes and i madly snapped hundreds of reference photos, hoping that some of them could become part of another masterpiece painting that i would work on during our long winter.

Isn’t it interesting how two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.  Why is that?  Does it have to do with our passions, loves, education, our ethnic backgrounds, where we live, life events, attitudes, genetic make-up?  What is it that makes one person see things another cannot?

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