Comfort is comforting. But only for a short time period. We are wonders of the world whose very nature is to explore and discover more wonders of the world.
Because I didn’t like the piece in yesterday’s post, I played it safer with this piece. I created a variation of a spiral cat doodle of mine.
This made me realize this: In art-making, I have choices.
(1) I can stay on a relatively safe path in which I create paintings that are variations of my doodles: I can “draw” the drawing outline with paint on my paper and color in that drawing with paint. Or,
(2) I can let the inspiration drawing inspire me to create a painting that doesn’t look like the inspiration drawing. This would mean me drawing some lines and shapes on the painting surface that I see in my inspiration drawing.
But, then, I stop looking at the inspiration drawing and only look at the marks on my painting surface and let those new marks influence the subsequent marks.
With the safer approach (1), I miss out on creating a painting that I may LOVE. This is because when a painting is created out of a sense of spontaneity (e.g., (2)) instead of copying (e.g., (1)), the energy, risk-taking, and magic of the art-making process is captured in the physical painting itself.
Visually and energetically, I can look at a painting and see that I followed path (2) instead of path (1). Also, a painting with path (2) had a visual uniqueness to it.
This painting followed path (1). And, honestly, the drawing is much cuter than the painting.
This piece took me 28 minutes. This piece is part of my challenge to create a painting in 30 minutes or less. This painting is also part of my challenge to use each of my 33 Blick matte acrylic paints.
💫Nome: Flaviano Zerbetto
💫Nome d’ arte: Zero @zerograffitiespresso
💫Perchè Teelent? Mi incuriosiscono le novità e questo progetto mi sembra molto interessante per cui perché non provare? Questa iniziativa poi è saltata fuori nel momento giusto, infatti è da poco che ho intrapreso un progetto personale di realizzazione maglie con grafiche tema street art! Spero di essere all'altezza di questa nuova e interessante community!
💫La mia T? T come "Traccia" che vorrei lasciare.. il pattern all'interno di questa T è un fogliame di linee, un intreccio di tracciati che rispecchiano la mia confusione mentale, un segno identificativo che cerco di lasciare su ogni mio disegno.