Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 89
Every artist dips his brush
in his own soul, and paints
his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
Michelangelo once said that his subjects lived in the stone. He released them. I was just glazing a piece and was thinking how I like to think that no emotion enters my work.
I am just a visual problem solver, a finder of relationships and equivalencies. I too, do nothing more than scrape away the cold dead whiteness the hides the images I reveal.
Trying to keep it monochromatic. Keeping it simple. Too many colors are noisy. Monochromatic color schemes are less noisy – light, dark and neutral (complimentary/grays).
The noise comes from associative color repetition. Staying mindful of scale. Less is more!
Opening myself up to some synergy. Michelangelo said, “The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”
Am I chasing shadows? Perfection. Where are you?Posted on: 11/03/2017, by : Ron Fortier