|Hidden Symmetry oil/canvas 48 x 24 x 1.5|
Local and regional art organizations tend to revere technique, the drawing and redrawing, the painting and repainting in the hopes of getting it right, of improving draftspersonship and the ages-old methods of paint application. Lighting is everything. Painting what you see right down to the yellow drape behind the model. Also excellent. This way of working can produce art that is beautifully engaging, work that creates pause through its paint application and color use.
I cannot imagine beginning a work by making a list....my life is already too filled with lists. I am trying to escape lists! My own method is strictly intuitive, creating movement and rhythm through stroke and color. In many instances, when the subject simply does not challenge my intellect or my sensibilities, the work is discarded.
It is my own belief that the best of all scenarios is the work that marries technique along with concept. Work from each school of thought is sought out and admired. Judges seem to favor one or the other and it is our aim in Kaleidoscope to provide an opportunity for all work to shine.
No answers. Just more questions.