Tuesday, May 1, 2012
($40.00....6" x 6"....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"Creativity is a gift wrapped up in fascination." To be totally absorbed in something is to be fascinated. Most creative things do not get created unless there is a high degree of fascination in the process of getting it done. It essentially means to be held captive. Now that's fascination!
Whatever technique or process any of us choose to do to communicate visually, we had better be totally captured by the process. And some processes can be very intimidating and even daunting to tackle. However, the sooner we have the realization of what it takes to obtain that particular skill, and we can stay fascinated with it, the more likely we can overcome any obstacles along the way.
In this piece, I was intent on using Green Gold (Golden Fluid Acrylic) and Anthraquinone Blue (Fluid Acrylic). I also threw in some metallic white. When these colors merged together, the darker, warmer green was created. That's why fascination with the Pouring Medium process has been ongoing. No matter what is done to manipulate the process, there is always a spontaneous result. It seems to take on a life of its own.
In this cropped section, I ended up with a very contemporary take on an old format called horizontal bands. They do work every time they're tried, but the edges of these bands of color are far more interesting than they would have been had I simply ruled off three bands and painted the color in. Most artists I know work hard to hone their skills so that the work never looks contrived which is the exact opposite of spontaneous. If any artwork looks controlled and contrived, it will stop the viewer from connecting with your piece instantly. Just a few more things to think about.
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