A Much-Needed Art Break
I’ve missed all of you. I hope you are staying creative (and staying warm if you live anywhere that’s been affected by this frigid weather.) I know my Florida friends are gloating just a little right now, am I right?
I came across something today on facebook that I absolutely had to share with my readers. It comes from Richard Diebenkorn’s writings, shared by artist Audrey Phillips. It spoke to me deeply, and rings true for me as an artist. The original source of the graphic was a blog that you also might enjoy, Brain Pickings, which is full of even more inspiration for creative people. See if you think these notes apply to your work:
“the pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued
— except as a stimulus for further moves.”
Reading the list again, I notice that #4 is a close follow-up to #2.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been seduced by the “pretty, initial position.” Wanting to call it a painting and stop. But prettiness can be deceiving.
Do you have a favorite statement from this list?
The collage above is part of a continuing series using sketched and painted loops and lines on a variety of papers.