Timeout is called sometimes by artists to assess and regroup, contemplating work that has been produced, and the next big thing. That is part of the process.
Now, some artists load their brushes and other media with some of the same types of content and subject matter repeatedly as that is their focus.
Portrait artists paint people. No persons are alike, but one can discover certain elements in common, even when they are proportionally different. Also, a painter may put people in different scenes and environments. There is no end to the possibilities, however, sticking with people permits a painter to gain progressively higher degrees of competence at producing details.
The same might be true of people painting landscapes and still life, or just about anything.
Then again, there are artists who leap beyond reality into something far less literal than life itself, and into imagination where new ideas, images, and concepts are formed that stretch ones senses and minds to comprehend.
In a sense, artists are like all people, some narrow their focus and comfort zone, while others seem to be on an endless journey pursuing new concepts, “and beyond.”
- Early sketching began with rudimentary shapes.
- Then color was added.
- Next, portable watercolors went everywhere.
- Coming to roost in the forest developed focus.
- Then, buildings and history popped into view.
- Imagination took over and the next thing you know, animals were playing instruments.
Now, it is in search of “and beyond.”
Trees, history, and animals and landscapes at Stifel & Capra for the balance of the month.
Stifel & Capra
260 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046