Friday, September 20, 2013

Conferring: With the Master

"Conference" by Jim Carpenter, Acrylic on Paper

Painting #17 - Day #20 - 30 in 30 Challenge

It would seem that this is a recurring theme in the paintings I've been turning out, not just in this challenge but in the last few years.  That is, the theme that we are always in need of conference with masters.  Our masters are not replaced or superseded or retired. Their number expands to include more teachers, great artists of other times, and perhaps even ourselves.  


  1. my first thought was of "Elders". Leading us from darkness into the light. There seems to be another in the shadow, I can almost make out three heads... elders in waiting? To be revealed when needed most?

  2. Yes. Illumination. Revelation. Guidance. :-)