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.
Sending Your Work Out Into The World
Putting your art out in the world can take some getting used to. It can also take a lot of time and work. I vascilate between thinking it’s worth it and wondering why I do it! One thing I’ve worked out though, is that the benefits range from large ones, like sales or awards, to…
Using Loss of Control to Your Advantage
It can be frustrating, but losing control of the creative process can be an enlightening experience.
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.
Working With Wedges
I said to some fellow artists this week that I need a helper, not to do bits of painting or other things, but to stand beside me and snatch my tools away at the most opportune moment in a painting’s development.
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?
“Out There” is a broad theme which leaves the options wide open. What will develop as I find my way around the ideas?