Artist Joe Ballard

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I love to paint. My love of painting is expressed in the concepts of my paintings. Whether in the studio or outdoors plein air, I want to interpret the light and mood of a scene. The Lord is the Master Artist. He paints the scenes with changing moods of various colors and available light that creates for us all the beauty we see around us. My success, hopefully, is that I do faithfully capture the light and mood of the scene that I see and feel. I paint what I see, yet I don't paint everything I see. I select. I change things to make a better design. I squint my eyes which helps me eliminate extraneous things. I simplify the image which helps to express the concept. Consequently my paintings seemingly take on a life of their own.

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