Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | September 10, 2010

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Harlan’s studio at Payne Hollow

When I am painting, or have painting in my mind,
I see more, observe more carefully, am more sensitive…
I see through my pictures.

I see everything as a painting. I see so much more.
Seeing things as a painter, seeing pictures.
This is a great happiness.
It brings everything into balance and harmony.

Painting can only be done in some state of exaltation.
It is a force that breaks through the routine of life,
that transcends life itself.

It is exciting with boundless possibilities.
I am always painting in my mind.
Just a little solid, creative painting and the day is good.
It brings us closer to the earth,
makes the present moment exhilarating,
the future hopeful.

It is a strange life when I consider it,
how I endeavor to attain strength and clarity,
to mold these base materials into forms which will express me,
and my attitude, my joy and thankfulness.
I work alone,
who cares whether I produce anything or not,
or who appreciates it?
Yet I believe a good thing will not perish.

~ Harlan Hubbard from “Harlan Hubbard and the River – A Visionary Life”


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