We were particularly drawn to the vibrant work of Ethan Gerber. Strong line, exciting color. As we studied one piece, I turned to Caroline and said, "This is someone who has art just pouring out of him. He will make art and make art and make art for years, I think."
His pieces were distinctive, and opened doors inside me, as much art has of late, inviting me to romp around and engage in more free play at my easel.
Gerber's paintings fueled my creativity this morning when I went to my studio to create a birthday card. Painting with the energy of Gerber's style in mind made me feel many years young, and I'm hoping the card will make my brother-in-law kick up his heels, too!
2.75x4", acrylic, ink, and oil pastel on watercolor paper
[not for sale]
Two of Gerber's paintings:
I still have much to learn, more doors to open.