Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Watercolor – Sketches - 02

Style, I believe, is a part of the artist’s soul. It is just there! Sometimes it is difficult to express but when methods and style come together music can be made in color tones on the paper. Many times artists will talk about changing styles, but they are just talking about changing methods, the style has always been there in them, deep in their soul! The challenge for watercolor artists is to be able to put on paper the image that is reflective of the artist’s style.

Style is an interesting description of the truth I seek. I feel my art is moving to a new level. Am I getting in touch with the truth therein, or is there something ethereal going on that is beyond myself? According to Andrew Wyeth on watercolor in his autobiography, Andrew Wyeth Autobiography (Bulfinch Press, New York, New York) “The only virtue to it is to put down an idea quickly without thought about what you feel at the moment. It’s ones free side. Watercolor shouldn’t behave.”

With that being said, the following character painting is a native American dancer, where the eyes are the center of interest, and color movement brings you back again and again to the eyes.