|24 Brand Spankin' New Postcards - 08|
I have been asked the question on whether or not I have a vision of the final outcome of a piece of art that I create. Mostly the answer is no. I just start. Starting is never difficult for me. I understand that many people are intimidated by the blank or white page of the substrate. I allow the process to just move forward and lead me. As I go I audition the ephemera and get a satisfied feeling when I see something just right. In the case of this series I completed many backgrounds first before working on the focal points. I am getting better at knowing when a piece is complete. That has taken many years. Overdoing it and not being able to back off was a continuous problem that I have not felt for awhile now.
Really lovely, John. I love how you used the blue.
Terrific John. I once in a very great while freeze with a blank page but 9 times out of 10 I just start right in. Wonderful work as always my friend.
Just love all the colors, shapes and textures- and those terrific figures you’re using in this series!
I work in much the same way, John, and have had the same difficulty of knowing when a piece is finished, and then actually stopping working on it. “More” is not always better! One difference, however, is that I have a difficult time working on backgrounds created on multiple substrates, as the background I create on any given substrate leads me directly towards figuring out what sort of subject (or lack of subject on an abstract piece) will make the total piece “feel” finished.
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