Sketching in the park

I was walking through the park….

And this strange little tree reached out, grabbed me, and said ‘Draw me next!’, so I did.

I recently discovered I have to speak rationally if I want an art show anywhere in Canada, maybe anywhere else too. This is me being rational. I don’t know how anyone can explain why they draw or paint, other than as a visual way to communicate. The point of the paintings is that I don’t wish to use words.

6 Responses to “Sketching in the park”

  1. Maybe instead of speaking you could just set up your easel and draw/paint your explanation on the spot! <=D

  2. “This is me being rational. I don’t know how anyone can explain why they draw or paint, other than as a visual way to communicate. The point of the paintings is that I don’t wish to use words.”

    This makes perfect sense.

    • Thanks Tom, I’m trying to figure out an artist’s statement for a show submission, I can use an entire page if I like, but I think this will be it.

      • We’re both from the same school of thought with regard to artistic statements. I’ve never for the life of me understood their point. They do, however,seemed to be deemed important to many.

        Have you heard interviews with Dylan about his lyrics? He either doesn’t want to or can’t explain what they mean.

        As you’ve probably figured out by now, I really like your work.

      • This show is suggesting a statement that will make a connection from the potential buyer to the artist. I spend most of my time alone, either making or thinking about art. I think I would have to make a different statement for all the different work. I wonder why what I say should matter when looking at buying an image. Its like a meet the artists event without having to directly. I’m not much of a talker, unless I get started, then I don’t shut up. I’m allowed a page, I could write a page for each image, but thats all after the fact explanation, rationalization of an irrational act. Reducing it all to one sentence is an art in itself. The deadline is tomorrow, and I still haven’t decided, on a statement, or a bio, or the four images they need for the jury. They have to be in a group, similar style, I have many styles, and recent. The trees seem the most logical choice for this particular show.

        Its always great to hear directly that you like the work. Thanks Tom, I appreciate that.

        I’ve never heard a Dylan interview, although I love his music, and lyrics. I still listen to Highway 61, more than anything else, and often. One of my all time favourites.

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