Monday, February 28, 2011

Grovecanada's Swan Art Projects...



http://graphicdesignboss.com/ Today I was reading a comment written by GraphicDesignBoss, on a Behance.com email newsletter (recommended), about Joe Fig's book, "Inside the Painter's Studio"...
  The comment went something like this: artists create for themselves, graphic artists create for others...& then something about the tension of producing for others that makes him happy...Also, the fact that producing for others brings in clients...
  This is what I want to say about that...I think I may agree...I have found that when I produce work for others, it has greater tension & appeal & also saleability...
  I think my work has been too self-looking & the key to my future is looking outward more...
  Not just creating works about others, but work FOR others...
  Building the nest for the Trumpeter swans has been difficult & rewarding...Possibly more so than the painting About swans...
  I am now making a giant swan decoy to attract trumpeters & detract other waterbirds...My tendency is to allow this project to go off topic...(into art that could be shown at the AGO , Art Gallery of Ontario)...
  But things like eco-friendly material & lightness keep reminding me that this has to be a swan friendly work...Which is keeping me honest...
   I am going to try to remember this concept- that creating for others, not just about others, is key to creating tension, which leads to sales & communication...

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