I am challenging myself to work on my art every day and create a minimum of 2 finished pieces each week. My intention is to explore ideas and techniques and push myself beyond my comfort zone. I will be working in a series with several different images. My interests at this time are drawing, line, texture and color. I will be posting exercises and challenges for myself and any others who wish to join in the Creativity Journey.
|THE CLAN #10|
I was straightening up the studio and came across one of my favorite books by Alex Powers. I decided to use some of his strategies for my next Clan painting. I drew with charcoal onto watercolor paper selected parts of face. I then sprayed the paper with acrylic spray so the charcoal wouldn't smear when I added watercolor over it. I am happy with the drawing but not satisfied with the painting part. He has some paintings that were toned paper, then charcoal and then white chalk. I think I will work on this one a little more and then try the second strategy.
When trying to work in someone else's style, you realize how futile it is to try and copy someone else. What were they thinking? How did they do this or that? You can't get into someone else's head or process ideas like they do because you are unique in your thought processes just as they are. I do think you can take an idea or two and work it into your arsenal of working methods. Over time, combining ideas from lots of different sources into your own personal approach will produce something original and exciting and all your own!
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:10 PM