The job of the Artist
So artists paint nice pictures. or so it seems by the massive amounts of paintings or shall we just call them pictures out there. I see it every time I drive by some frame shop masking itself as an art gallery; pictures in the window. Pictures on the walls. Just pictures. Nothing to motivate the passers by eye. No story. No real sense of HEY! LOOK OVER HERE! I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING!
I want my paintings to take you by the hand and walk you into the location, make you curious what's around the next corner. Make you think you are hearing the breeze as it moves through the birch.
That's the job of the artist. To tell a story that makes you feel. Invites you into the experience.
6/19/2012 07:49:39 pm
Nice blog about the job of artists and it is the tough job. I really appreciate the blog writing. Thanks for the wonderful post.
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The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.