What I do what I am thinking about..where my creativity is at
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I have sketched out a painting/Drawing to do today. It is of my daughter as a Star Bellied Sneetch amongst Bird of Paradise Plants.I had a visit from an Ex Tutor(Clive Humphrey's) of mine from Art School and he said something that has stuck like Glue in my brain 'if you get the pragmatics down first everything else will follow".At times I get caught up in big concept stuff and it trips me up to start making at all.If I break it down into small bites and just start making, it all starts working.So at the moment I am making pictures and doing some writing.A great deal of perseverance and discipline is required for me to even get to this stage. I have to discipline my brain not to go to an end result or expectation at the beginning of each process or I fail. Once I have enough work in front of me then it is good to Edit and consider,but for the moment it is good to just colour in and have fun making and creating.
If I was a painting..it would be one of myself in absence, represented by the things and people I love.
There would be some paintbrushes, a computer and a Bible. Tropical plants with bright flowers and wide leaves that capture rain would wind up the frame.
It would have hearts and cowboy boots.