Sunday, September 26, 2010


Jaya II, oil on canvas, 15 x 12 inches, © 2010 Diane McGregor

We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness, which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world. -- Marcel Proust

With each painting I create, I come closer to a subconscious Ideal. Yet, this is a fleeting gesture -- I no sooner finish a painting than I want to move on, forward, in my yearning for the Ideal. No one can help us through it, or to it; it must be discovered for ourselves and by ourselves.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Absolutely True...and do you ever wonder at the time it takes us to grow this wisdom? Your harvest certainly displays itself in this gorgeous piece. The autumnal notes of Indian red echo your hard won knowledge.