Wednesday, September 7, 2011
My new hat!
Today I thought I would copy some of the letter that I just sent out to my students...Here it is.
I use to feel so guilty about copying photos...that it made me less of a "true artist" I have come a long way since then... realizing that some old masters used the camera obscura, etc. But, most important, it is the eye of the artist that makes their art... The subject matter and the way they present it... My camera photos are also my art.. The image that caught my personal feelings...then I make them even more personal when I paint it...the color, the design, what I put in and what I leave out.
It is also important to know how to use the oil paint, pastel, watercolor or pencil to the best advantage..to show skill in the medium... Hard to say what is the star of the painting...subject matter or technique.... Both are so important to grab the eye.