July 31, 2017

      How important or unimportant is planning or sketching out pre-meditated ideas before your start working on your actual art piece? The adage “fail to plan, plan to fail” is very true when applied to developing a work of art. Pre-meditated is defined as something d...

July 28, 2017

        Describe an artist whose work you first discounted but later loved. What caused the change? When I was in about the third grade, I saw a photo of a painting by Vincent van Gogh. It was the Potato Eaters. The painting was dark and the people were...

July 27, 2017

Describe a time that you felt a critique either helped or harmed your art-making progress.

This prompt presents an interesting conundrum involving critiques of recent work. I usually view the process as a positive that helps clarify my work. Even negative feedback is he...

July 24, 2017

My answer is no, and the reason is that I never got in trouble for making art. That is not to say that I was not troublesome. I was always allowed creative expressiveness. I have memories from my early childhood that include drawing and using pencils and crayons. I alw...

July 21, 2017

How do you know when a work of art is complete?  

The following quote is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci: "L'arte non è mai finita, solo abbandonata." or, Art is never finished, only abandoned. I agree with the statement wholeheartedly. When working on a piece, the arti...

July 19, 2017

What inhibits your creativity as an artist? How can these be overcome?

     When started to think about these questions, several things came to mind that might inhibit my creativity. Distractions such as thinking about a hundred other things that need attention and rati...

July 17, 2017

Do you allow yourself to show your vulnerability in the work you create? Why or Why not?

     If I reveal myself as vulnerable, will I be misunderstood, labeled, or rejected. The fear of rejection is a powerful thing. When I first started teaching, I did not want my stu...

July 14, 2017

     How has an artwork made a VIEWER think about movement? For example, a piece that expects you to move in a certain way or engage it in a particular manner. 

     When this question was presented, I thought about it for about a minute, maybe less. I th...

July 12, 2017

How has an artwork incorporated movement in a way that was powerful for you? How? Why?

To bring this question down to one specific work of art is a difficult endeavor. My first thought was of the kinetic sculptures of, Alexander Calder, inventor of the Mobile and Stabil...

July 10, 2017

     When I started this blog, I explained that it was created as a requirement for an online class that began June 5. I am pursuing an MA in Art with emphasis in Studio Art. I completed the first studio course last week. This online class is the first course I have ta...

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