Thursday, January 7, 2010
variation 6 /How do you take charge of your growth as an artist?
My sunrise frozen walk in the neighborhood inspired this. Oh, do I wish I lived right next to a body of water! I don't so; I create one:-)
The more I do these, the more I am thinking about the edges. Lost and found, hard and soft it's a rhythm. So few hard edges are ever needed, but if it gets too soft it is fuzzy and out of focus.
Just a little note, prompted by Doug's comment; yes, I will still do plein air. And I will not just post variations. I made a promise to myself this year to come completely out of my comfort zone and take more risks. What that means is I will be alternating plein air and memory work. Plein air is my comfort zone. Memory work is what is really making me grow.
What do you think about your own growth as an artist? How do you take charge?