Monday, February 22, 2010
It is because of visiting several really great art blogs that I finally broke down to do my own. Learning something new tends to keep a soul humble, and humble I am when it comes to my art. I am forever seeking new ways to make art, having been a latecomer to the party.
When I finally post some work, it may lack "unity," because I am trying everything, although as I have tip-toed into the field, I have spent a great deal of time learning what I can do with watercolors. My intention is to move out of the "student" looking work, i.e., labored, overworked, less inspired and copied realism.
I like doing work that is "fast and loose," even though I know often the illusion of fast and loose can be a long and disciplined process.
I am continually following the work of more successful and experienced artsts, attending workshops and demonstrations when and where I can. As a result, I have learned a great deal from several regionally and nationally known contemporary artists.
I also have become an art book and magazine junkie, and soak up what I can from them like a sponge. All of what I am learning is contributing to who I am becoming as an artist.
As I have moved through my own artistic journey, I have apparently helped a few along the way, as I have become an instructor ... in the Senior Center Circuit! I so enjoy teaching classes, and, in turn, have learned so much more from my students over the course of this new stage of my journey.
As a late bloomer in the world of art, I intend to not waste much time, but to work hard at improving what I know, learning excting new ways to make art, and have fun in the process. So here I go, launching this blog as the next part of whatever I am supposed to be doing in the wonderful world of making art.