My Canadian friend Sea Dean shared an interesting post on Toni Onley yesterday. She often shares work from her fellow countrymen. I love reading her posts, because these artists are all new to me! Thank you Sea!
I fell in love with Toni’s work. I did a little surfing, and learned about his life, the mediums he preferred, and the progression of his work. He was a master of marketing, and flew his own plane to paint plein air. Impressive!
I set my mind to paint a simple, clean version of my Mingus view. Picking up my brush and getting in the zone was such a joy. I did a lot right in this, I am pleased with the outcome. But I am light years away from clean, crisp, soft, simplicity. Gotta love the learning!! There will be a do over, because the vision in my mind is gnawing at me.
More work to be done. More hours to put in. Oh JoY!
I just realized, looking at Toni’s work, that his almost abstract landscapes are very much like works I love from Georgia O’Keefe. No wonder it was love at first sight.
I also discovered the landscapes of Canadian artist Enda Bardell today. Inspiration is everywhere! Have you discovered the work of “new” artist recently? Share a link in the comments and let me know what you enjoy about their work or how it inspired you!