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Art Thread

I've struggled to learn the basics of light logic (the pattern of light and shadow) while line drawing has come much easier for me.
Oh I'm like the opposite. Shadows come easy to me, but I somehow had to start relearning drawing shapes, after I worked on deflating my own perfectionism while drawing. Now it's often like my hand is led (giving up control).
 
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Work in progress. Mocked up the mosaic last night. Will probably use an earth tone grout.
 
I like the tasteful earth tone coloring, Olive.
I get an almost ancient Egyptian/Greek feel to it, while it's also highly personalized.

I think good art balances between reaching out for common (spiritual? in this case?) ground and then self-expression.
 
Oh I'm like the opposite. Shadows come easy to me, but I somehow had to start relearning drawing shapes, after I worked on deflating my own perfectionism while drawing. Now it's often like my hand is led (giving up control).
It’s interesting in the way that different artists visually perceive and record their internal visual experiences onto paper or canvas. Apparently the artist must filter out much of what is visually perceiving as this vast amount of information is just too much to process. So I suspect, I will filter out the ‘light logic’ to not overwhelm myself while you might be filtering out the more specific shape details.

In art, it’s perfectly okay to distort shapes and to abandon ‘light logic.’ However, difficulties can occur when filtering out. There are available tools though the resulting technical achievements aren’t really art.

And what might, at first, appear to be an error to me might not actually be an error at all. I have at times realized that my corrections had only thrown the entire artwork off-balance. I agree, th artwork does often take on a life of its own where the artist must give up conscious control. It’s such a delicate balance.

Sometimes. I'll find myself caught within a frustrating conflict and feeling detached from my artwork, where it’s best to simply stop and walk away from it for awhile. To proceed would be risky guess work.

Fortunately, when painting. I’ve haven’t had to deal with any harsh internal criticism in recent years though, I’ve always struggled with perfectionism and if by my own unrealistic standards.

If you’re struggling to perceive shapes accurately - you might focus more attention on observing the negative shapes surrounding the positive shapes. Often these negative shapes and spaces are too easily over-looked.


It’s interesting in the way that different artists visually perceive and record their internal visual experiences onto paper or canvas. Apparently the artist must filter out much of what is visually perceiving as this vast amount of information is just too much to process. So I suspect, I will filter out the ‘light logic’ to not overwhelm myself while you might be filtering out the more specific shape details.

In art, it’s perfectly okay to distort shapes and to abandon ‘light logic.’ However, difficulties can occur when filtering out. There are available tools though the resulting technical achievements aren’t really art.

And what might, at first, appear to be an error to me might not actually be an error at all. I have at times realized that my corrections had only thrown the entire artwork off-balance. I agree, th artwork does often take on a life of its own where the artist must give up conscious control. It’s such a delicate balance.

Sometimes. I'll find myself caught within a frustrating conflict and feeling detached from my artwork, where it’s best to simply stop and walk away from it for awhile. To proceed would be risky guess work.

Fortunately, when painting. I’ve haven’t had to deal with any harsh internal criticism in recent years though, I’ve always struggled with perfectionism and if by my own unrealistic standards.

If you’re struggling to perceive shapes accurately - you might focus more attention on observing the negative shapes surrounding the positive shapes. Often these negative shapes and spaces are too easily over-looked.
Oh, my pastel drawing didn't attach? Here it is.
 

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Thank you @ziter !

@Friday, I am! It’s more like open studio. There’s a teacher available and he’s great! I just go and play around and ask him questions when I’m confused or just want to talk about the mysteries of human life. The cube was not made from slabs! Well, the roof was, but the hut was made from a hollow sphere (two pinch pots welded together) that I compressed into a cube and then cut the top off and carved away excess inside. Ceramics has become my Sunday church.
 
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