Saturday, December 26, 2015

Do not fear your responses to liking what you see. In this first line line is a it and see New Art!!!  No I am not begging anyone to buy more art,  I am bribing you, enticing you to have a reaction to this piece so that you can feel....Take a look at what is being done in this picture..... The lines are the same as your eyes moving through a room in real time but they are converted into dimensions of color....with your eye's, yes, which are attached to your brain and not your phone..... ;the color or the absence of it, in the case, of the white squiggles, in Voices of Space 2013 and The 'soc' 2013 are expressions of 'feeling' with line color and movement in response to what happens deep inside the brain.  Great titles...Painting is is beautiful to paint....

 I am throwing down this basic thought that we can still make abstract art like this over and over again.  We can kill abstract painting and bring photo realism into the focus (which somehow is more real to some), like wars fought and civilizations remade and defined again with loss and radical expression:   Throw it down here relates to the Post Action Painters like Justine Hill, who give us the providence and bliss of the visual, from which the pains through their process, methods and reactions with each stroke, recreate emotion and light. 

 Use the material how you will Justine Hill, and search every eye catching moment to create your colorful realities.... beautiful art....ahhhhh.

These two links share a bit about two artists you should know about as they relate to what came before Justine Hill in the history books....please comment and be open.  LOL Jean

Friday, December 25, 2015

Throwdown #1

All art is a series of recoveries from the first line. The hardest thing to do is put down the first line. But you must.    -- Nathan Oliveira 

So here is a new blog about art, and here is  my first line.

Art is as vital and essential to human life as water, oxygen and food. If all the art vanished, it would mean more than empty museums and galleries. It would mean empty lives.

You don't need to be an artist or an art collector or an art critic to understand this. Look around yourself, wherever you are right now, and subtract, one at a time, every bit of visual art. The paintings on the walls go first, of course, but then there are the walls themselves: who mixed that shade of paint? The windows with their curtains and blinds, what makes them windows instead of raw ragged holes in the wall?

Keep looking, left to right, floor to ceiling, and as you go, mentally obliterate everything shaped by art, by design, by our thousands of human years of sorting out what we can bear to look at and what we cannot, what pleases us and what pains us. Continue until you must stop.

Then go make some art. Start with the first line.