“Sometimes the very best of all summer books is…”

“Sometimes the very best of all summer books

is

a blank notebook.”

Michael Dirda

 


Lifeguard, mixed media, D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

 

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“When you stop searching and you calm down and you put your books away, and you confront yourself… “

“When you stop searching and you calm down and you put your books away, and you confront yourself and see what you are all about, that will bring about bliss faster than anything you can ever imagine or ever do.”

Robert Adams, photographer


Koi Pond 9, Watercolor, Pencil, Gouache, D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

 

 

 

 

“the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that…”

“He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.”

― Gabriel García Márquez


Memories of Naples, (fantasies on vintage Italian postcards), watercolor, Douglas Moorezart, c 2018

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”

Wild Sunflowers, acrylic on paper, c 2017, all rights reserved, D. Moorezart
Wild Sunflowers, acrylic on paper, c 2017, all rights reserved, D. Moorezart

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”

» Kellie Elmore


 

“Artists… need to be left alone to follow the course of their own imagination.”

Artists with serious aspirations need to be left alone to follow the course of their own imagination.

Robert Genn


Studio Couch, mixed media on paper, copyright 2018, D. Moorezart, all rights reserved.

In my studio the onlooking “studio couch” continually asks me to step back, take a break and see what’s happened so far. Not to fall down a rabbit hole and get distorted in purpose.

To reflect, to consider, to put on another pair of eyes for a while. Sit a spell.

— D. M

“Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.”

 

“Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.”

Alexander Smith, Dreamthorp: Essays written in the Country (1863).-


“The wisteria was especially lovely in my garden this year. As I painted just outside my front door I remembered this wonderful line from the Scottish poet Alexander Smith. It states perfectly how I feel as I meditate in this sun dappled spot.”

Douglas


 

Wisteria Arbor, Oil on Canvas, Douglas Moore, c 2018, all rights reserved
Wisteria Arbor, Oil on Canvas, Douglas Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than…”


“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more
than the metaphysics of books.”

Walt Whitman


Cold Morning Light - An Original Painting. Click image for Fine Art Prints - Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2014
Cold Morning Light –  Painting, Click image for Fine Art Prints – Douglas Moore, copyright 2018