Wednesday, July 3, 2013


This painting I painted in the building "Het Keerpunt" (the Turn Around) 
in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


This painting is about feeling a small insignificant part
of the big machine called Amsterdam
The reflection of Amsterdam seen in
its many canals of the city
but yet, also a small part
can have spheres and ripple effects of influence
on the globe if all moving parts are working together. 

Amsterdam is seen with a visionary eye
and therefore painted in blue
It's borders (historically seen, only cities had city walls) 
in purple for its association with royalty
and the concentric, ever widening circles
in yellow to red for a cheerful happy brightness

Listening to what my audience has to say
while I am in the process of painting
one of the most rewarding sides of painting

This painting was painted while I was in Amsterdam in June when I was having an exhibit of twelve of my paintings, a Dialogue with people under thirty years of age, and a workshop.
Among the interested, at least six people came to me afterward, who were artists and had exhibited themselves, but had become stuck afterwards. I loved to be an encouragement for them.

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