Inspiration from the Masters

The Denver Art Museum is wrapping up a printmaking exhibit from Rembrandt. I’ve seen the show twice now, and it is truly inspirational to me. My appreciation for Rembrandt only grows, as time goes by, with his understanding of light and shadow, precise mark-making, and relentless study of art in general.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I am trying to be thoughtful about how I want to apply myself, moving forward. One thing the exhibit so plainly demonstrated to me was the diligence and discipline required to create the type of work I want to produce. The artist’s attention to detail and his commitment to learning are concepts I will refer back to when I need to find motivation this year, and beyond.

Time to get to work.

"The Three Trees" Rembrandt van Rijn

"The Three Trees"
Rembrandt van Rijn