I'm in a period of change with my art. I'm searching for something new. Trying to make myself a little uncomfortable. A little better.
As a result, I've been marching myself through a series of artistic exercises. First, there was Notan. All that black and white design made me really think about my painting. Was I using color as a crutch? And/or was it blinding me to design problems in my work?
To answer this question, I started with the work that was sitting on my table.
A poured painting:
On the other hand, I love this piece:
I struggled a lot when I was creating this piece:
I'm taking away two things from this:
- An easy way to find problems with your art is to use your phone to check it in black and white.
- I need to paint in just black and white and see what happens.
Do you have other lessons you're taking away from this exercise? I'd love to know!