Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Guy had the wonderful fortune to paint in both Fiesole and Florence. His friend Luis Arrondo
help make that journey possible and what beautiful works it inspired !
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
I believe Guy painted this one at Art's Palette on Main Street in 2004. Hydra, its imagery, atmosphere influenced his visual poetry until he passed on in 2013. Hydra is a Greek Island where absolutely no motorized vehicles are allowed. I have to go there some day.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Like Flowers for Jacques in Gold it was painted in our home studio in early 2005. This painting “burst" out of him. Every single stroke and scratch seemed to flow through him in perfect harmony. It is part of a series titled The Light of Soul. It's all about the light that shines from within. "Let thy light shine before thee".
Friday, December 17, 2010
In 2010 Guy was working on a large Hydra painting. Hydra is a little Greek Island where absolutely no motorized vehicles are allowed. Guy painted there for five weeks in 2001. It influenced his artwork until the end of his life. For over four decades he was the painter of dreams.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Often when there is a lot of interest in a painting, its colors and composition, Guy would revisit it. And each time it would transform itself, become something more, something different and often he just could not help, but to completely change it. Four vases inspired many more paintings.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
A few weeks ago we received a wonderful visit. Two of the girls had been in the studio before. I'm not sure how many times. They're always filled with joy and true appreciation. Their visit infused me with renewed purpose. This time they brought three more friends. They're all graduate from the College of Charleston and they were spending a celebratory girls' weekend Downtown Greenville. In the picture they are from left to right each holding their favorite's of Guy's pictures: Elisabeth B, Amanda, Elizabeth G, Lindsey and Rachael.
Thank you Girls we really enjoyed your visit!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The reason why I find it so pertinent to include in our blog, such entry as, a visitor to our studio, is they in their own way contribute to the making of a Guy Stevens' painting. The love and appreciation they give propels the artist forward.
Yesterday we received a wonderful visit from Suyin. She is from Rhode Island. She was so taken with the work, it gave us a great lift. It's one of the gift of being artist, to observe others connect with the images. It literally brings the paintings to life and transport the viewer in a deeper often divine state. Sue said things like : "I'm in heaven". "I see Van Gogh, Monet, Chagall, Grandma Moses and more". She was also the second person in 24 hours who commented: "These paintings should be in the Metropolitan Museum of Art". The paintings helped her connect with her mother who is also an artist with very vivid dreams. It's such a gift to share with other beings the divine thread that sustains all life through paintings.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Day Eight: Guy declared this painting complete this morning. It combines two of my favorite colors: yellow and turquoise. These colors have such effect on me, they awake something that is happy and real. It's like a love poem. To quote Guy: "This painting makes me think of the poet who wrote, "Truth is beauty". Beauty, truth is all you need to know."
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Guy is working on two paintings at this time. He is doing this present one and a repaint. He is repainting something I am already mourning over. He is fearless in his approach. Those entries will come later in the week.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Today is Day 12. By the way "Landscaping by Moonlight"(last post's title) is not the title of the painting. Its title is still evolving. When I spoke with Guy about the movie "Serious Moonlight" with Meg Ryan, a few days ago he thought about giving the painting that name. I can tell he wants to take this painting all the way to the finish line. Whatever that means for Guy.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
It was January 9th and we received a wonderful visit from Ellis and her parents. Ellis came in first, she walked behind a partition and exclaimed "I loved this place". Interestingly enough, it turned out that her parents found their preferred art work behind that partition. While they were making their selection she worked with Guy in the most natural way. She was so calm and poised.
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The painting has come a long way in only two days. We now have a village full of whimsical details and three figures, including a Papa Noel like character (Santa Claus). And again Guy is using some of that rich cobalt turquoise.
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This painting is on quite a journey. On that day it was moving in a more abstract direction. The secret for me is to enjoy the journey, and not to become too attach to any particular step. That is sometimes very hard to do.
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It was day three. Guy has been intensifying the yellow hills and removed most of the trees and buildings. In the sky he used some cobalt turquoise. The reason I know this is
he was running out and we had to order more. This color is as exquisite as it is expensive.
Monday, January 11, 2010
When beautiful children visit our studios and get to apply a little paint to the canvas I feel that the painting gets blessed. A special connection is made and that's the main reason art is created. To create an image others will connect to. When the image speaks another's visual language then the connection goes very deep.
I believe it was Saturday January 2nd when the two lovely families visited with us. We really enjoyed their participation and their infusion of life. Guy add a whole surface he was repainting using a richer shade of yellow. It was ideal for young children to be able to participate.