Wednesday, February 24, 2010
My family and I has the chance to stop by and visit the Norman Rockwell museum in Stockbridge MA at the beginning of this winter season. Snow had fallen for the first time and it definitely got us all in the holiday mood. The place was filled to capacity with visitors so at some paintings, observation was 20 plus people deep. This forced me to drift off from the crowd and spend most of my time looking at some of Norman's less popular pencil studies and photograph layouts. Yet in reality these efforts are even more interesting to me then his wonderful finished pieces. How an artist comes up with their concept, and then the changes that happen to it until it's finished will always be the most fascinating part of art to me.