ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
My husband, Paul, is a plein air artist. He paints most everything outdoors. Once he asked permission to paint a barn and the caretaker of the building said he would need to speak to the owner, since he had no idea what color the barn should be painted. Since then he tries to communicate his mission with more clarity.
These four paintings are the result of a painting retreat he went on about five years ago. Each artist was given subject matter for the day. They were to do one painting a day – of sky – the next day water – the next day trees and on the final day they could choose their own subject. R he challenge was to paint their interpretations on window shades. At the end of the day, they would gather and discuss art and other things.
One of his fellow artists noted that Paul painted with such speed and flair. He said that my husband’s paint brush worked faster than his mind. I suppose this comes from his many years in the advertising business. He would have to come up with concepts to present on the spot with his clients. I call him the idea man, because he’s able to visualize things with such great clarity and then bring them to life through his art.
One of these paintings made its way into the home of a fellow artist. The rest are rolled up and ready to go at a moments notice. Like most of the art we create, it never sees the light of day. I find this to be true with my writing as well. We create because it’s born in us to do so. We all have ways of expressing ourselves and hopefully those thoughts come through in our daily lives. Like all of the arts, it’s more about the process than the finished product. We continue to make art, because we must.