|Finding and Going My Own Way|
In Let's Face It 2017 we had a lesson from Effy Wild - which I did not follow! Effy taught us a complex layering process - which was beautiful - but I wanted to use different media (her layers included spray inks and I just don't like them) and I did not make nearly as many layers as Effy did. In the end she "hid" the background in places and had it show through in others. I liked it showing through all over.
I really went my own way with this - it doesn't resemble Effy's piece, I didn't really follow her instructions but I very much enjoyed her lesson and welcomed the inspiration.
|Finding and Going My Own Way- detail|
And isn't that what art is all about anyway? Finding and going your own way?
Teachers and classes provide a wealth of information, techniques, and inspiration. These are very valuable things. Copying teachers and other artists is an incredible way to learn. But we must move from copying to finding our own voice and making the techniques and materials our own as we give expression to our own creative ideas - finding and going our own way.
Hope you are all finding and going your own way to having a great and creative weekend. As always, I'd love to see what you're working on. :)