Paint by FL artist Carolyn Land

Creation vs Replication

“It is all very well to copy what one sees; it is much better to draw what one no longer sees except in memory. A transformation is affected during which the imagination collaborates with memory.  You reproduce only what has struck you, that is to say, what is necessary.”  Edgar Degas Creation is at the…

Painting by FL artist Carolyn ;and

Why Is Art Important?

“Art is the activity by which a person, having experienced an emotion, intentionally transmits it to others” – Leo Tolstoy I was recently asked: Do you really think art is all that important? It was followed by; most of it seems like a frivolous waste of time. I was honestly taken back by the question.…

Painting by FL artist Carolyn Land

Getting Out of the Box

“Being an artist means that you can imagine yourself into all kinds of otherness-es.  Doing that, you can re arrange perspective on things, which can provide a revelation.”                                       Eric Fischl Since creative thinking involves playing with the…

Painting by FL artist Carolyn Land

Stagnant Thinking

  “I felt so insufficiently equipped, so weak, and at the same time it seemed to me that my reflections on art were correct.  I quarreled with all the world and myself.”  Edgar Degas   Do you have trouble thinking out of the box or are you stuck in a rut?  Most of the time…

Alternative Surface painting by Florida artist Carolyn Land

Be a Better Artist

“Success doesn’t come from painting one picture.  It results from taking a certain definite line of action”.                Georgia O’Keeffe Some are born with a natural talent, others need to tap into their “creative child” and work at developing their creative ability to its fullest extent. But, in the…