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The Work of Art

I think one of the biggest challenges in art is not making the image but being
the person that makes the image. What a lot of people don’t get to understand is
that to do a portrait, even if it’s just straight copy from life.

Which i believe is one of the most profound and fun ways to practice art. Because all of your colors are given to you right there, on the shape are three dimensions so that we can look around the corners and see exactly what’s causing the shadow.

But to be able to sit in one spot, to look at one thing, to examine how light bounces off of it, how color is created, how shadows and shapes form, to understand it, and thats and inanimate object.

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When you take that to a person and you begin to look at the expression of the face the thoughts behind the eyes and how those are represented in little tiny muscles tightening and relaxing all around.

This is where the real make or break action takes place. When I see people do portraits and I know that they don’t have that right experience, that’s where you get that kind of lifeless face and it starts to get lost.

You can see the most incorrectly colored, incorrectly rendered shape of a face with the right expression, with the right emotions, with the right captures and you can feel everything.

So the path of photorealism is not the only path to capturing real expression.

When you take that to a person and you begin to look at the expression of the face the thoughts behind the eyes and how those are represented in little tiny muscles tightening and relaxing all around.

This is where the real make or break action takes place. When I see people do portraits and I know that they don’t have that right experience, that’s where you get that kind of lifeless face and it starts to get lost.

You can see the most incorrectly colored, incorrectly rendered shape of a face with the right expression, with the right emotions, with the right captures and you can feel everything.

So the path of photorealism is not the only path to capturing real expression.

I love this whole area in art.
Between Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism ,and
Impressionism. 

These concepts of how
focused is the image? How much do I
create of the image? 

How much do I let you create
of the image? With your own natural perception
and consolidation of shapes into familiar
form.

I believe that’s really where the
best art occurs, it’s when it becomes a
collaborative between the artist, who
creates a part of the image, and who initiates a
thought or a question and then you, as
the viewer.

ou get to experience that art
over and over every time you look at
this image every time you create
something new out of what you’ve seen
every time you notice the tiniest micro
expression or note behind something in the
 ear.

What does it tell you? If an entire painting is painted in just a
monochromatic format and then there’s
one dot of red.

This is why artists did this.

What does that one dot of red tell you? Where is it at? How is the person relating to it? Or are they not relating to it?

These are the things that make it fascinating
and these are the things that me, personally,
as an artist, and I believe most artists, think about, when they imagine their art going out
into the world.