Pastel by FL artist Carolyn land

Expressive or Creative

  “Between beauty of expression and power of expression there is a different function.  The first aims at pleasing the senses, the second has a spiritual vitality which for me is more moving and goes deeper than the senses.” Henry Moore   Today I am “thinking out loud” so to speak. Creative or expressive, can…

Starting on the right foot

  “To be an artist is to believe in life.”                     Henry Moore We have been discussing what inspires us to create, and I have frequently said, “paint what you love”. We should pick a subject which inspires us, and we know about, then work to discover all the different ways we can interpret it. If…

Collage by FL artist Carolyn Land

Stages in the Painting Process

“The notion that a painter suddenly imagines a composition expressive of his feelings and straightaway puts it down is untrue.  He begins with a general idea…He proceeds by trial and error…the process is one of exploration as well as expression”.            Joyce Carey I work on more than one painting at a time, and if I…

Pastel Paing by FL artist Carolyn Land

Lets Do An Abstract

  “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…