Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Seeing is Believing

We are approaching our final critique - which will be done as a whole class. I have noticed that some people seem to progress faster than others, which is helping me to put my own work into perspective. I am beginning to realize that sometimes your work can't be rushed, and while it is a good thing to push yourself and improve, sometimes this must happen at a slower pace, through mistakes and discovery.
Some artists I recommend:
1) http://kyleatseniorstudio.blogspot.com/
2) http://technicolorstarfish.blogspot.com/
3) http://kgseniorstudio.blogspot.com/
Some artists (outside the class) that I have discovered:
1) http://mandrykart.wordpress.com/
2) http://www.kristahuot.com/
I was recently told by a painting professor to ask myself what I wanted from my painting(s). He gave me various suggestions of how to approach this question. It got me thinking....each time I sit down to begin a new project, I will try to ask myself what I want from the painting, how I want to change, what do I want the painting to say, etc...yet even my prof. told me how difficult these things are to answer. If I could do the same about my projects pertaining to this blog, I would probably choose to turn my back on the previous work I have presented in critiques. If I were to focus on the future and the work I will have for the final critique, I would say that I want my art to tell a story by drawing the audience in. Some aesthetic appreciation would be nice too!
*above is a preview of part of my project, in an abstract form

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