Friday, June 25, 2010
painting what you feel and YOUR voice:3 studies
Every night I walk to the field and watch the sunset. I don't bring paints or pastels I just walk and watch...anyone who knows me knows I can't sit still. Now I am beginning to make value sketches and color studies, from memory. I am taking it to the studio in order to just record my inner voice, rather than what I see. It's hard to keep away from painting it when I am THERE. Since painting(to me) is more about what is felt rather than what is observed, I need to spend more and more time in the studio.
Think about your voice, what is it and how do you make it known? Long ago in art school you remember being told you had to create "something new." I'll tell you, you really can't create anything new unless you are true to that inner voice. It has to come from inside to be new and real. The solution- paint, paint and paint some more. And remember opinions are nice, but there is only ONE that matters and works like a divining rod.
Now, the studio calls.
PS No one would know that this is a baseball field, with a chain link fence...It is up to me to create the beauty.
PPS i will post more on this one as it develops in oil..... I am altering my working methods.