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Create a Painter’s Resolution

Quality. Not quantity.
I was especially inspired to do this after studying the paintings of Anders Zorn, and watching just how often he created painting sketch upon painting sketch because he sought to determine what moments he wanted to keep” at a painting, and people that he wanted to leave out. Every one of these works is, to me personally, as magnificent as any finished commission or painting, and so I want to enter a more protracted procedure with my job and really play at the early stages rather than hurry to complete.

I would like to sketch a concept, play with color choices, and think it through — really enjoying (rather than dashing ) through the process.

Wow, was last year as tough for you as it had been for me? I felt unbalanced and a little bit as though I was living in a tornado (cue the flying obstacles to dodge like Dorothy did!) . When those feverish times occurred, I’d have to actually boil down my priorities to the essentials. Strangely, instead of attempting to do everything (and failing), I succeeded in clinging to what I was really committed to, but that was because I made choices and, againI didn’t try to do this much. If you are seeking to set the tone for the entire year and place some inventive New Year’s resolutions, then see if one of these ways I intend to give my imagination its since inspire you. Cheers to a happy and creative New Year!!

Omnibus by Anders Zorn, detail
Another imaginative New Year’s resolution I am taking on is hoping to get savvy with my compositions. As a viewer, I’m soooo incredibly drawn to paintings which have striking compositions or arrangements of elements that surprise me.

Get smart with compositions.

, Create a Painter’s Resolution
This doesn’t mean complicate my compositions, but get the maximum out of these. In fact, I’ve been especially drawn to Matisse’s life arrangements lately. Seeing how he intentionally chose objects — with very few elements but placing them effectively? It’s inspiring.

The more considerate the decisions we make at this

, Create a Painter’s Resolution

In my style and in my house, there is color everywhere, however I tend to shrink away from attempting to layer on more complex colors when it comes to painting. Another of my creative New Year’s resolutions is to embrace the color I adore so much!

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Work together with the negative.

, Create a Painter’s Resolution
What are some of the artwork resolutions for this year? I’d really like to hear them, and any advice on how you believe I can accomplish my own.
Negative space is often an afterthought when I am working on a piece, and I am still trying to remember the significance of giving the area around an object attention and visual weight. I want to come up with strategies to work in this space, creating atmosphere and using texture and movement (and stillness) to communicate my thoughts.
I want to make work that is considerate and well-executed, but I also want to invest more time at the moment, responding immediately to what I see and assessing a painting as it evolves.
Stage, the greater our paintings can be. And so for me that means bringing out the sketchbook and seeking to determine what functions as well as spending some time working with elements from life and really moving them around a distance so I can see if I could stumble onto anything worthwhile!

Explore color.

, Create a Painter’s Resolution
Irises by Vincent Van Gogh
I really don’t want to automatically incorporate more color only for the sake of doing so, but I want to better use the colors I have. And I would like to not be so afraid of mixing colors poorly that I do not combine them at all. That usually means seeing how altering values and taking more care of colour mixing experimentation early in my procedure (spending time just mixing colour and making notes of how and what I like and don’t) can help me attain my ends.

Do not tighten up.

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