The best paintings are like your
favorite songs; there is a rhythm, a sense
of pushing your ear from one beat to the next,
all the while providing enough space for the
listener to savor each sonic peak and valley.
It is this interplay between spaces and
shapes – between opposites – that I
try to imbue my work with, though the path
is not always obvious. Figuring out
the next step often just takes a willingness
to throw some paint down and see what happens.
Watch the video and see what I mean
Creating that sense of movement, of adding
a vibrancy to one’s work, is a process of call and
response, of creating an internal language to your
painting and then building upon it.
Let me know what you think about this. What do you
do when you have a painting that isn’t coming together
in the way you want it to? I would love to know.
In gratitude, Nicholas
PS I’ve created a private group in Facebook called
Art2life Artists. It’s free to join, and we’ve already built
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the founder of Art2Life.
With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.