Friday, January 19, 2007

I Need to Say Something.

I'm at the point in my art where I need to say something more than just a portrait. I need to say something more than 'woman with tears' or 'man sitting down'. I have such vibrant ideas but they always worked best with acrylics and I no longer work in that medium (or at least I ty not to). I'm at a hurdle trying to figure out how to bring more into my watercolours. I'm sure it can be done. I just haven't seen it done much.

On a bright note I have found a woman in a magazine who paints in the same fashion I do. It's very inspiring to know that it is considered art and not just loose splotches of paint. When I excitedly told boy he said 'is it good that you paint like someone else?' I say YES. Because I still have my own spin, we just paint in the same fashion. And I needed to see this lady's work *published* to know that it is considered good by some.

Unfortunately her paintings just say 'man sitting' or 'woman with tears'. *wink*

So today will be a day of research. Trying to seek out work with my chosen medium that I like. Trying to see if what I want to paint can be done. And if I can't find it anywhere, I'll just have to crash on through and do it myself. There has to be a way to say more. I need to say something.

Today I will brainstorm *what* I need to say and *how* to do it in watercolour.

TODAYS GOAL:
Produce an artwork which is more than a portrait. Bring in bolder colours. Bring in a new element.

I need to say something.

2 comments:

Liesl said...

Why don't you paint in acrylic anymore?

Best of luck with this endeavor.

Naomi said...

paint on something other than canvas.

paint on canvas and affix to... a barn a wheel a rock a tree a boat a goat.... and take pictures.