Thursday, July 21, 2016

Minimize Face Time And Seeking Answers Where There Are None

July 21, 2016
   So much of art and life is counter-intuitive. If you want to truly grasp something, sometimes you have to let go. Often, things get too complicated and you need to strip it down. Sometimes it's about what you leave out. 

Daily Whip Out: "Minimize Face Time."

   Sometimes it's about being loosey goosey, which is just another way of saying, "let go" and see where it wants to go:

Daily Whip Out: "Wild Bill Hickok Study"

   And sometimes it's about being planning, good photo reference, adhering to tight, concise work:

Daily Whip Out: "Prince of The Pistoleers"

And other times it's about drawing the first thing that comes into  your mind:

   More often than not, the answer is, there sometimes is no answer, just conundrums and puzzles with hundreds of unseen solutions. And sometimes the only way to find those answers is to keep on working, even when it seems like everything is futile. If this sounds a little angst ridden it's because two artist friends of mine are going through a rough patch and have lost their muse, as they say in Marfa. I want to give them some words of encouragement and, so here you go, amigos.

"All ideas come out of the work itself."
—Chuck Close

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