Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dry Painting

"Dry Painting" is a part of the artist's vocabulary, and it means looking at stuff and letting it soak in. This is part of the process, because, contrary to popular opinion, painting is actually work, even for talented artists. It takes time, and painting really takes place in the artist's brain, not just the hand and painting tools. A good photographer is good because of the developed sense of seeing, and not the cost of the camera equipment. Van Gogh was quoted as saying that he wished he could paint the ideas in his head the way he saw them. "Art is the difference between just identifying and seeing"....Jean Mary Norman. Today I looked and was inspired. I have a plan for a larger work I want to do this week. More to come.

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