Monday, September 22, 2008

Pushing through with your art

How does an artist know when to throw in the towel and start over or push through? Well, I think it depends on whether it still has the potential to get your point of view across. If the foundation was laid well and the medium allows for further work then you can paint or sculpt new layers to make it work. Just remember that if you do the same thing over and over you will get the same result, so you're going to have to approach it a little differently the second time around.

I'm happy to say I finally got my transfer issue worked out..and it was totally worth the angst to get it right in the end. Yay!

I'm pleased to give you this Site of the Week... Lisa Lorenz Paintings "Colourful Canvases" . I think Lisa sees the world through a wonderful pair of colored lenses...her work delights me every time I see it. I've always tried to go for a three dimensional look in painting (and of course sculpture) but Lisa adapts a 2 dimensional plane to 2 dimensional work...sort of a mix of graphic, pop art and wonderful style, all original in her unique mind view. I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. 

I was invited to join this weekend. It's a website set up to be an online Collector's Museum, based in Switzerland. It's an interesting concept...a place for people to upload and enquire about their own collections and a place where 'direct from the artist' allows artists and collectors to interact. It has a blind voting feature so that people can rate items according to aesthetic or monetary value (depending on the collection and particular item). It's a good system, it's not about kudos but an interesting comment on what appeals or has value for others. Humbling and sometimes surprising, from an artist's point of view. Check it's free and has the goal of being the largest online collectors museum in the online world and it's very nicely put together. One note...your notifications of votes or enquiries come in German (although you have the option to use English or German on site) so if you register then it might be a good idea to get a translation widget. 

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