Twenty-Six Days of Creative Inspiration
Enchanted. I am enchanted by the art of Maxfield Parrish. He worked as both an illustrator and an artist and has many children's books to his credit. He is known for his fantastical settings and deeply saturated colors. There is a hue named Parrish blue in his honor.
His paintings transport me to magical places and spark my imagination to create new worlds. I am especially taken with the way he represents light in his work. As a lighting designer, I used his paintings as a springboard for my own work, especially when I lit dance.
Parrish's paintings inform the world building in my writing. The detail in his work has helped me flesh out depth and complexity in the places I create on the page.
You never know where Parrish's art will pop up. The cover for Elton John's album, Caribou, has a Maxfield Parrish background. The poster for the movie, The Princess Bride, is based on a Parrish painting.
Is there an artist who inspires your writing?
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