Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wood

New painting. I told you. This is on a great chunk of alder. I have some more so expect some more. I love painting.

8 comments:

zoe said...

it's awesome! i love everything, the masks, the color of the bird, everything about her....:D

peet said...

I see all goes very well!! Great use of color and subject! It seems so easy for you to choose your subjects, is that because you always paint or draw? For me that is so difficult! Of course I'm not an experient painter. I'm always very happy when I know what to paint and I fear the day when it's ready cause I have to find something else. Am I not creative enough? Can you develop being creative? HOW!! (Will you give me an answer? I shall never say 'cute' again to you, it's a promiss) Bye Peet. I can't wait to see more!

Sonia ;) said...

Amazing....Just love the bird..LOL

bill said...

Thanks for the nice words about this painting. I believe creativity can be developed. Put simply, creativity is about filling your head and filing images for later use. I find that putting together and juxtaposing disparate imagery is a great exercise in developing creativity. You'll exercise muscles that are rarely used. But the real key to all of this is immersion. You are right Petrianne, I do this every day. Like an athlete or musician. I know a concert pianist who spends at least 8-10 hours a day 6 days a week practicing. Think about how much time an Olympic athlete or pro footballer puts in every day. I am an artist, it is not just what I do. So i live it. When you start eating and breathing this stuff ideas start to come a little easier. But then it is a contest to get better every day. I love it and can't think of anything I'd rather be doing. Not everyone will have that same passion. It took years to develop but working a little every day even if it's in a sketchbook, combining imagery, drawing from life and that passion will start to grow if it's in your blood. I've written about creativity for years. Maybe I should just post something on my blog. I try to limit my blog to just the artwork but I'll think about it.

peet said...

Thank you for the answer, I'll print it so I can read it easy again and again. No,don't just think about posting your writings about creativity on your blog, please do it!! Bye Peet

Bryan said...

Bill,
Has "Wood" and "Granny Devil" been sold and, if not, will it be? I am always interested in the possibility of some new purchases if they are available.

bill said...

Bryan, These pieces will be for sale at the Basement Gallery here in Boise during my September/October show there. If you're not in the area shoot me an email and we'll talk.

bill said...

Bryan, looks like I'm doing pretty well with number of pieces for the show. Email me if you're still interested.