When you pick up a brush to paint, you are taking a trip to the world of creation. You are the author of a new world that you are going to create.The finished product becomes a travel catalog for the viewer into your world.
As I mentioned in my previous blog entry, you create your own style; therefore your style becomes the essence of the new world that you created.
Your new world to which you the artist and the viewer are traveling can be real, surreal, abstract or any other title you wish to give it.
As with every "trip" I take, I always photograph the sites to remember, to paint or just to review what I saw. My paintings are taken from my collections of my photos that I have accumulated. I try to always have my camera with me wherever I go. I also like to clip pictures from magazines to give me inspiration of my new world that I will create in paint. Clippings from magazines help to assist me with an idea of a topic which then leads me back to my own photos.
Thus, I then proceed to create my new world for me to travel in. While I travel through my paintings, I discover new places and things from my mind as I create.
So, in conclusion : Traveling in Art, develop your painting. Don't be afraid to veer off the main path. You will be surprised what you see.
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