muslin, graphite, and oil on canvas - work in progress 16"x20"
What is the meaning of doing art for you?
To be honest, I don't really think about why I do art.
If I had to give a reason, which Katherine has asked us
to do, I would have to say, I just love to make art. So I
guess I do it because I love it. Is that too easy? Maybe.
I gain benefits from making things. I stay balanced
and so I maneuver better in the world. I have the
opportunity to express many emotions through painting.
That goes back to staying balanced I guess. I have
learned how to stay true to myself and trust my choices.
I don't do art to please anyone but myself. If other people
enjoy what they see, then that is a huge bonus. I get to
go deep inside myself because my art gives me a place to
put what I find.
Right now I am learning a new medium. Oils. This is
already a challenging journey. The image I have included
is a work in progress that is 'the ugly' part of 'the good',
'the bad' and 'the ugly'. I think it is important for people to
understand that not everything we lay our hands to is worthy.
We must do the practice daily to reap any of the rewards.
I will continue to work on this piece and start the process of
this new learning curve. I'm excited because I will discover
new things. I will have to push myself in ways I haven't
before. I do art because I love it. I'm richer for applying
myself. I'm better in the world.
UPDATE: And even though I refer to the painting as 'the ugly'
in 'the good', 'the bad' and 'the ugly'?, I was referring to is
the first image I sent Katherine. I actually like where this
piece is now.
Jeane's blog is:www.jeane-artit.blogspot.com