EXPRESSIONISM is a radical distortion of perspective to demonstrate the emotional effect of the world on the painter, and thereby evoke mood and ideas in the viewer. Expressionists are not looking for, or at, absolute reality. But the eye of the Expressionist painter may witness life in explosive color and unorthodox form.
A good friend showed up one day about two months ago with his arms wrapped around the biggest collection of calla lilies I’ve ever seen in one place beyond the Big Sur River’s banks.
Needless to say, I painted them.