Sunday, July 19, 2009

Joe Anna Arnett. セントラル・パークで...

I went to Central Park yesterday. I saw Joe Anna Arnett painting at the Bethesda Fountain, I was so happy to see her. At about the time I began painting, I found a book, "Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers" by Joe Ann Arnett at the New York Public Library. I love her still life paintings. Since then I've been a fan of hers.
Joe Ann was painting the second painting of the day when I saw her, she had done another one in the morning. I wanted to see it but I couldn't ask as I thought it was already packed away, but she nicely offered to show it to me. They were nice landscape paintings.
She is very friendly, I really enjoyed talking with her. I am uploading a picture with Joe Anna and myself and a picture of the book which is I consider my master book for still life painting.

昨日セントラル・パークに行ったら、パーク中央にある噴水の所で絵を描いていたジョアンナ・アーネットさんに出会いました。私は彼女に会えてとっても嬉しかった。と言うのは、私が絵を始めた頃、彼女の静物画の本を図書館で見かけ、それ以来彼女の静物画のファンになったからです。ジョアンナさんは、その日2枚目の絵を描き終えたところでした。1枚目は午前中に描いたと、聞いて見せてもらいたいと思ったけど、もうパッキングしてあるようだし、言い出せないでいたら、彼女の方から見たい?と気さくに言ってくれた。2枚の風景画とっても素敵だった。
写真は、ジョアンナと私そして、図書館で出合った彼女の本。

5 comments:

Walter Lynn Mosley said...

That is SO COOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joseph's art and stuff said...

must of been great connecting with someone whose work you respect and admire especially in the park. sounds like you had a good time. keep posting these inspirations and of course more art!

Mayumi Takagi said...

Hi Walter,
Yes! I had a happy day. Thank you.

Mayumi Takagi said...

Hi joseph,
I didn't expect talking with her that's why I was so excited.
I'll try to keep posting more art like you.
Thank you for supporting me.

joseph's art and stuff said...

thanks for stopping by and commenting, your input is always well received!