Hi there, I’m really sorry this is not step by step instructions on painting a masterpiece, but you will have already guessed that I’m sure.
My question is, how do you take that leap towards creating a true work of art rather than just a painting. Is it the painting technique employed, the brushmarks, that do it. Is there a reliance on technique? Do artist superimpose their vision over a scene then attempt to capture that on canvas.
I personally can see something in the real world that causes me to shiver, but at present I don’t know why this is - maybe I don’t want to know either (and besides it doesn’t happen that often). It’s a fleeting feeling, gone in a second, but afterwards I’m always asking myself how can I get that feeling on canvas. This is the Holy Grail for me.
It’s rare for this to work the other way round, that is looking at a painting and getting that shiver, but it has happened right here on Daily Paintworks. One of Chris Long’s paintings did it for me a while back. I’m guessing that it had something to do with the colours and the simple abstract nature of the piece…it allowed my imagination to step in an create something personal to me. The link is below.
Chris Long - Hardwick, VT
Would you care to share your thoughts on how you go about elevating your painting into something special. Share your thought process as you go from viewing the real world and turning it into something that could be called fine art? Can fine art be made, or is it an unconscious act with a liberal sprinkling of happy accidents?