“The artist begins with a vision-a creative operation requires effort. Creativity takes courage”. Henri Matisse At the beginning of each year we often assess what is most important to us, and what we want, more, or less of, in our lives. If you are reading this, you are probably interested in tapping into more of…Read details
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“So now the flood gates are open to the delight of pure form, whatever its origin. Anything goes”. Phillip Johnson Last week I said that one of the easiest ways to understand the art of abstracting, was to take one of your landscape photographs and reduce it to its simplest shapes and change…Read details
“To abstract is to draw out the essence of a matter. To abstract in art is to separate certain fundamentals from irrelevant material which surrounds them.” Ben Shahn Before we talk about how to create an abstract piece of art, I would like to discuss a little about what it is. What exactly…Read details
“My work is purely autobiographical. It’s about myself and my surroundings. It is an attempt at a record.” Lucian Freud “Happy New Year”, Readers! It is exciting to be starting a New Year with you, and continuing our conversation about the “Creative Spirit”. I wish each of you a New…Read details
“The pictures which do not represent an intense interest cannot expect to create an intense interest.” Robert Henri Last week we talked about the blessing of creativity. However, along with the ability to be creative and think out of the box, comes accountability. We who are creators…Read details