Sunday, August 17th, 2008
God as Painter
The other week there were these amazing gray clouds by the point of the mountain. I got J to take a photo as we drove past. It’s a pretty good photo, although it really doesn’t do the clouds justice.
These clouds immediately reminded me of paintings by Morris Louis. Louis was a color field painter from the 1950s and 1960s. His paintings typically were created out of extremely thinned paint that was poured over an unprimed canvas. To give you an idea of the effect of Louis’ technique, here’s his painting, “Point of Tranquility,” (1959-1960).