Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer head study 8

Available at Waterhouse Gallery.

The model agreed me to take a picture, so I post it here with my painting.

Lot of artists knows that the idea and technique are very important for an artist. Here is another element I want to talk a little bit today, I call it - Art taste.

The Art taste for me includes the taste of idea, the taste of technique, the taste of composition etc, and each element includes more sub elements, for example, the taste of composition includes the taste of shape composition, the taste of value composition, the taste of color composition and so on, each of them could be a big topic to talk but I can’t talk too much here.

The Art taste decides the painting style because the artist paint the thing that they think is good; also they pick the technique that they think is good too. It’s important for an artist to have a good Art taste when you choose the idea, the technique, the composition, and the color combination… for you painting.

If you have a good Art taste, then you know how to pick the things to paint when you face to your object. You will know what you need to paint even the thing (shape, value, color or texture) is not exist there; you also know what you don’t need to paint even the thing is just in front of you eyes. This is very important because we are artist not a camera.

How to improve the Art taste? I think it’s more from our life experience. Music, book, design and much more, see more and think more, LEARN FROM THE NATURE.

I don’t know where my seven years old daughter learned from, and she said this to me: Be smart, use your brain! I answered: Ok, I will. I think she was joking to me, but it works here :)


Jala Pfaff said...

I just love your sensitive, expression-rich head studies!!

Jane Hunt said...

I just found your blog through Dean H's - your work is exceptional! I'm really, really impressed and inspired:)

Gerhard said...

Came here via Qiang Huang's page - as a recent comer to blogsites I'm really impressed by the range of your work and smooth liquid like brush work.

Vicente Herrero said...

I admire your work and I shall continued your blog from Spain.
I ought to study English,sorry.

David Lobenberg said...

I found your link on Carol Marine's blog. Love your portraiture work. I too paint portraits in watercolor and acrylic.

Stephanie Berry said...

This and your previous post give me a lot to think about. I am always trying to loosen up but find there is a strong tendency to go tight and true to what I see.

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