Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Push...Experiment, Be Fearless...
Preparing for my webinar, session three, "From the Literal to the Suggestive" dealing with the gesture in painting, limited palette, developing a color language and purposeful brushwork. So, last night I went out with paint and my video camera to record attacking late last light sun, and during our peak NE Wisconsin's fall period.
It is something of a challenge just to take on last light and paint with a passionate sense of urgency...but to be your own videographer adds some interesting dynamics. Ya gotta have a sense of humor, and better be pretty solid in the thinking that failure is wholly to be anticipated and embraced. Look at the moment as itself worth such an endeavor. To celebrate and have fun. After all...no one already passing from this world can do such, it is only for the living...and I like Emile Zola's quote, "If you ask me what I came in this world to do? I, an artist, will answer you. I am here to live out loud!"
Do not let intimidation of the potential to fail keep you out of the game. Thru many failures, we come to succeed. In fact, another great quote...this by Terry Paulson, "Winners lose more than losers. They win and lose more than losers, because they stay in the game!"
I don't know this is my best piece, but I had fun...and even in a failure there is something to learn which thus results in a moment of resounding success. I can tell you...the piece has energy...reflects the mood of what I was observing and feeling.
I had taped 53 minutes of tape, so I know that is how much time I had to paint this last light piece before it was too dark. All in all, a good time was had...