December 19, 2021

Engage the Viewer from Afar and Up Close

I want to show you a cool idea to think about when making your art. It has to do with creating work that is engaging both at a distance and close up, and how to enhance these views by offering a different feeling with each.

Check this out…

When your work offers this combination of views — from a distance and close-up— it gives the viewer more ways to connect with the work. And when those two views express a clear difference in feeling, offering boldness and subtlety, the work is super exciting to experience.

Do you combine these two views in your own work? Let me know in the comments.

In this Wednesday’s Art2Life podcast I’m speaking with my artist friend John Henson. John’s work illustrates this idea of two views perfectly using only nails and wood. You’ll be blown away by the simplicity & explosiveness of his work depending on if you’re looking up-close or from a distance. And you’ll hear about his deeply personal connection to his medium of choice. I hope you’ll join me.

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Hope you get to the studio today!


PS Check out the Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group. Every day, artists from all over the world are creating amazing art, and you are invited!

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
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.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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