Abstracting ideas and creating something new is an adventure in art, one that has many twists and turns and may, in fact, never end!
Who Moved the Goal Posts?
When is creative work finished? It’s a question that is almost as frustrating as asking what the meaning of life is!
Diversification – A Bit of Carpentry
Presenting your art for display isn’t always easy. It can take a lot of thought and effort at times. The way I currently work has given me the opportunity to learn this new skill.
Start Strong and Follow Your Intuition
Enthusiasm is usually pretty high when beginning new work. That was the case with this painting. Let’s see what happened along the way and what seems to have eventuated.
Why Do We Need a Why?
Can artists just make art for the enjoyment they get from it as an activity? And, can viewers look at art purely for enjoyment without needing reasons for its existence?
Details Without Fuss (or the Devil!)
The details or areas of greater interest that I speak of here are happenstance, random and unplanned. Yet, they forthrightly demand my attention, my glance and my imagination.
Art is a Fickle Business
As I pondered, my mind went off on a tangent, automatically brainstorming, the implications and possibilities, as well as how to resolve this painting?
Keeping the Momentum
My aim is to bear in mind the visual forms and textures, the feel of the place and my emotional reactions.
A Series of Resolutions
Are they done or not? I have to remind myself that not everything can be “exciting”, but they can still be happily sent out into the world.