Complex versus simple; expression is in the eye of the beholder. I must remember this: The artist is not required to spell out every nuance of every feeling. The artist is required to be simple, pure, accepting of the viewer's profound understanding of life, living, and feeling. In other words, the artist is not required to spell out every nuance of every feeling. No more descriptive quality is necessary If the artist feels, then produces an image that is that feeling. The viewer, through his or her feeling, will complete that which must be felt.
Fluidity means moving with supreme grace and skill. I have taken another step in that direction, toward command of my talent and skill. I am referring to painting. Yesterday I approached my painting as I approach my drawing, without fear of stroke and mark because I know I can follow each of them, one after another, until I get them right. This seems like a simple concept, but it is far more complex than I had known before. Because, I have to know where to go if I am to go toward "rightness". My trust in my knowing has jumped. It takes knowledge, and trust in knowledge, to find visual truth on paper or canvas.
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