3) Don't Think
Continue to work
The work takes on
The body takes over
Relaxation kicks in
The work comes through your fingers.
Sometimes I think too much or overthink everything. So much so that I become paralyzed and am overwhelmed by all the art work I’ve started. Sometimes it’s just the mess around me and sometimes it’s what’s happening in the world. The best thing I find that I can do is to do something mindless, something where I am more in the moment and I can just follow one line with the next line. It helps to remind me that I don’t always need to be in control and I can let art happen organically.
I started this with a 12 square grid and just started making lines and shading in one of the squares, and then just kept going.
I want to talk about Grey.
We all know grey is great for graying colors for shadow and distance, but what really intrigues me about Grey is its Magical Qualities.
For example: place grey next to an intense/saturated color and watch what happens...
The intense/saturated color begins to SING.
Is this not pure magic?
And then for Grey's next magical trick:
The SENSE of Unity it brings to the work. And tagging along comes MYSTERY,
THE VERY BONES OF THE WORK.
Mystery allows something deeper to happen. An emotional connection is made and it leaves us wanting more. A sense that there is more that is unseen keeps us thinking, wondering, and returning to the work again and again.
A little uncertainty is an important element in a work of art.
Francis Bacon said, "Our job is to deepen the Mystery."
Grey/Gray: the magical color.......