Friday, August 12, 2016

Uncharted

Some words from artist Nicholas Wilton strike a chord with me today:

My new trick I do on paintings that are turning out to be just mediocre is to do something bold, something unplanned, something irreverent, something that I do not know will work …

When we … nervously mov[e] away from what we know, into uncharted areas, we expose ourselves. When we allow ourselves to be seen even when we don’t know the answer, then and only then do things get interesting, not just for us but for everyone else as well.   

OK, I've got mediocre in place. 


mediocre, inviting irreverent
Bold, unplanned, irreverent—here I come!

4 comments:

  1. Go Dotty! It's cool and full of energy. "fiddle faddle" makes me smile. And I LOVE Naples as is! Great colors, Values, and composition.

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    1. Hi, Laurie! Thanks! I always love hearing from you and getting your input. The energy of "mediocre, inviting irreverent" is moving me to new places. And "Naples" became "Understudy." Loved your nod to its colors, values, and composition one iteration ago.

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  2. The energy makes me think of dancers and celebration... and joy :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. This exploration started as a quiet unassuming little saltwater marsh meander and then suddenly became dancers and celebration and joy! Brings to mind now someone I know who choreographs site-specific dances around the world .

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