Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Demo at Easton 3" --- Sold

For the third demo at Easton, I did not do a high key one. I feel I have some thinking to do about my high key approach. As a matter of fact, I have a lot of thinking to do in front of my entire art career. At the time you look at my art, I look at other people's art as well. I have found that making progress in art is so difficult. So many artists (including myself) keep painting the same thing. We like their works when we at the first place, but after we saw so many similar paintings, we start to get tire of them and stop following them, because we know they don't have any thing new to offer.

Why is it so hard to progress in art. There are several reasons. First of all, artists are human beings, they have their limitations. If we can do one or two things well in this short life, we should feel good about ourselves. Secondly, most of us are slaves of the all mighty dollar. We perform as puppets controlled by the market. I try my best to be mindful and live intensionally, but so many things are beyond my control. It sounds that I am complaining, but I am not. I am investigating and looking for potentials.

4 comments:

Barbara Pask said...

I think as artists we need to growing all the time and never satisfied with where we are. I love your work and I know for me I always love seeing your paintings but it think it's great that you are always questioning your approach.

Debbie Meyer said...

Always love your silvers, Change up your subjects is a good thing to do. It makes thing new and exciting! :)

Sue Marrazzo said...

cool

Judy Ferguson said...

Your painting is supurb. I think that diversity is a good discipline and is something for us to strive for.