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Thanks for asking me.No !!! Don't do it Amber ! I love the subdued colors you use in your work, especially with these new Dancer pieces.If you want to up the contrast, I don't see why you couldn't do that, but don't change what you have.It's not you !
Sorry, that was me deleting I made a spelling error and sometimes I can't live with spelling mistakes, a little issue I have. Anyway, Why don't you do some smaller pieces or work on paper to play around with this intense color ?! That would be fun and you don't have to show anyone.
I agree with Sheri...I love your work.
Thanks for response It's funny I tried painting over today,but it wasn't working. So I guess I'll have to figure it out like you said, boost the contrast without loosing what I have=) Thanks!!
I dunno, should an artist be restrained, self-disciplined and perfectionist like, say, Robert Bateman? Or should they be all passion, wildly-experimental and divergent like, I dunno, Jackson Pollack or Joe Cocker? Who does better art: Apollo or Bacchus? And what does a good artist's studio look like? Neat and clean or paint dripped all over with clutter in every corner?
I don't think Amber is restricting or limiting herself in any way by not painting over top of one of her pieces with electrifying color and I also don't think she's being a perfectionist or less of an artist by thinking a bit before changing a piece and I'm sorry but, how MESSY or lack there of mess an artist is making in their studio has NOTHING at all to do with what kind of work they are producing.I consider myself a great baker and I clean up as I go...my Mother-in-law is also a great baker but, totally trash's her Kitchen space...nothing at all to do with the results of the product...in my opinion.
I don't disagree with you, Sheri. But as an artist yourself, you must see how fickle artistic inspiration can be. Sometimes you just can't force it. Artists often get in a rut, and linear thinking won't get you anywhere. I'm just saying the gains from a divergent experimental thing can be great: new directions, discovered techniques...the only thing you have to lose is some time and a canvass. And you know, I'm not an artist, just a trouble-maker.
Yes I agree, inspiration comes from many directions.I think you were probably trying to be encouraging but, this is the second time in the past week I've heard someone mention the paint splattered all over an artists clothing and they were somehow saying this makes them a better artist or what an artist should look like perhaps, I just find it funny that appearances are so important. I just think that Amber could experiment on a smaller scale, rather than over top of her large canvases and over top of what is an already amazing piece of work.I'm not in any way suggesting that she be boring and not try new things.I believe we should speak our minds and be bold with what we express as artists, or be true to ourselves, absolutely.
I read that Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven painted in his custom tailored suits, on a white carpet in the foyer of his extraordinary house. I like things tidy and organized because I find that visual clutter makes me anxious. Though my palette is always a mess. Positive or negative? Not sure. I think each artist requires different stimulation.
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