I have been an artist long enough to remember
a black & white photoshop & a steady stream of bygone MacApples, some of them I still hang onto out of Nostalgia... In the 90's I used my computer to design organic shapes resembling flowers and from there I painted these shapes the old fashion way> on a canvas. I made a series of large 4'x6' canvases I called 'AppleBlossoms' because I had drawn them first on my Apple desktop. Seems very ho-hum now but in '93 the results were unusal looking. I liked them but after some time went by, I recycled the canvases A.K.A. painted over them.
I am not the most adept artist with the internet and computers but I can hold my own, meaning I try to keep up, which is one reason for this website and blog...keeping up. I think one of the values of teaching art is that I have to stay current and what better way to stay current than younger students sharing knowhow with me. Yes I teach them and they teach me...win win!
But getting back to 'The Many Faces Of Art....where do we start?
One fact we can all agree on is that Art is very subjective and that's not a negative thing it is just a given. Everything I have faith in artwise is a product of my past art education, mentors, travels, research and a countless number of great art conversations with Jeff. Everything is fodder to art! So I'm going to start with 'Me' which is to say, I'm going to go back to when I was a kid and drawing 24/7. This is one face many can relate to and if you aren't this type of kid I bet you know one! Coming up next... The Artsy Kid!
P.S. Happy 150 Canada!!