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June 17, 2010

Neal recommends: Landscape paintings. Real ones, fool.

Filed under: Neal's writing, Personal — Tags: , , , — llcall @ 6:00 pm

I’m not sure what format Lindsay is putting these “recommends” posts in, so this probably won’t match any of them.  But she just pulled up wordpress and pushed me into a chair and demanded that I write something.  Or I go to bed without supper.  Which usually involves fighting the rats in the basement for scraps of food.  Also,

I recommend paintings.  But not just paintings.  Paintings with landscapes in them. Here is why:

They are awesome.  And they are awesomer when they are abstract landscapes.

Here’s a few.  Click on them and they’ll get bigger.  The magic of the internet, baby:

These are by a Norwegian painter named Ornulf Opdahl.  I like to spend time on Google image search looking for great landscapes and landscape paintings, and Ornulf is my current obsession.  It sure beats doing homework.

Why are landscapes so great?  Well, here’s a blog I found that talks about how landscape paintings, in particular, have healing qualities that photos or other mediums often do not:

http://www.nancyreyner.com/painting-blog/2007/11/healing-power-of-landscape-paintings.html

You can tell it is legitimate because the blog quotes a doctor who says things like “…Life Energy will be high,” which makes me kind of feel like I’m playing a video game.  Or watching Avatar.

Anyway, I’m a big proponent of authentic, one-of-a-kind paintings rather than prints or reproductions.  Thomas Kinkade, rot in hell.  So if you don’t have the bucks to buy one of these, do your own – just make sure you call it an abstract landscape, and no one can say squat. Below is one I did.  And what is it, exactly?  It don’t matter, fool!  It’s abstract!

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1 Comment »

  1. Love it! You are so gifted. Reminded me of cornfields . . .

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — June 18, 2010 @ 1:16 am


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