Saturday, August 19, 2006
The camera can see a lot more than I can but when I paint I want to paint something that the camera cannot see. The complexity of nature, its light and how it plays on objects, is detailed down to the last molecule and beyond. The painter takes the basic information in a simplified form he or she sees and expresses a feeling about it in their heart and soul. That's something a camera can't do and something no book can teach.
A nice lady came into my studio this morning and was beginning to paint. She told me she was studying the book "How to draw with the left side of the brain." Throw those books away. Your not going to learn how to draw or paint in a book. There is no fast and easy method. The only way to learn to paint is to paint and do lots of it. Everything else is just mind entertainment and that includes my posts.