CHOICES AND DECISIONS
“There are moments on most days when I feel a deep and sincere gratitude, when I sit at the open window and there is a blue sky or moving clouds.”
Kathe Kollwitz, Artist
CHOICES AND DECISIONS
The beauty of art making is that everything involved with it is under the artists control. Everything that goes on the surface of our painting or drawing is a choice that we get to make. (Notice that I said “get” to make).
A successful project requires multiple decisions by the artist. What surface? What size? Which medium? Color or black and white? Which brush? What style? What to leave in and what to leave out? Which technique? Not to mention having to choose an idea, theme, or subject matter.
Each brushstroke or pencil mark is a decision that the artist makes every second during the the process of creating a picture. Making art is all about choices and decisions.
There is no right or wrong. There is only what works for each artist. We try to make the best choices and decisions that will give our painting or drawing the best opportunity to be successful.
Our choices and decisions are part of the search to find the magical balance of all the elements that go into making a finished picture.
Experience the freedom to choose.
Embrace the process of decision making. Making decisions is one of the aspects (and responsibilities) of creativity that make art making such a special activity.
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