Entry Date: May 27th, 2015

Wyeth Walks

Looking at the Stars – Wyeth Walk #91

“It is my purpose to create pictures that will last, like the works
of men like Michelangelo, Raphael, Millet, and scores of others.  These
men are taking as active a part in the developing of this country today
as Roosevelt, as Taft, as any contemporary; their work will always have
that power, because it is great! and uplifting!“ – NC Wyeth

Amazing walk tonight in the dark with a crystalline sky full of stars and bright moon.  Fun to look at the stars and dream big dreams and wonder what path will unfold next!  When NC Wyeth wrote that quote, he was very close to dropping illustration (which paid the bills) in order to grow as an artist and be bigger and greater.  I imagine he took nighttime walks dreaming while looking at the stars.  In the end, he did not drop the illustration and instead raised a bevy of artists including his son Andrew Wyeth whose works are likely to last the way his father dreamed of.

May 26, Chester County PA, temp 73F