Artistic Risk & Growth
Artistic Risk & Growth.....Risk.
What a downer of subject material.
But alas, you are reading this subject written by someone who actually enjoys constant change! Ask my husband...I'm frequently changing the dishes, moving artwork, rearranging furniture... and I've been known to move bushes in our landscape to create different looks. Yes, I like change.
And then I go into the studio and you might think I'd be all over the place with my creations, but no...I'm thoughtful, directed, and open to inspirations. Perhaps loving change doesn't equate to embracing risk? Life is risky and sometimes my trials work out and sometimes they really don't. Maybe it's my reactions, post risk that are more interesting. Another story. Look here...I'll show you a success:
Mid 2017 I completed this Yellowstone painting( left ) in watercolor and a realistic approach. I very much enjoyed this composition and the feeling of the painting. A summertime portrayal. In late 2018 I re painted the same composition in my new style. Whoa... a very different look and feel...more winter and abstracted in shape and color.
Changing my style was a risk. Glad I took it.
Didn't intend to improve on an already nice painting, but the newer style (right) took the People's Choice award in a local gallery competition. Nice validation.
Next week I'll show you how I paint. Will take you from the beginning to on the wall in frame, completed.
Am so grateful for all of your comments on my posts! Makes me want to keep writing :)
Thank you for your continued support and referrals.
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Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.