Q: As an artist what would you say is your particular ‘superpower’?
A: I have been told that it is my unique way of composing images or, in other words, how I deliberately move the viewer’s eye around the picture. More exactly, it’s the way I combine flat shapes, patterns, angles, forms, modeling, decoration, details, lights, and darks in surprising ways when I make pastel paintings or pick up a camera.
But I think there’s a secondary, more subtle element: my understanding of and sensitivity to using color for psychological effect. The way I use color in pastel paintings is intuitive. This is something I haven’t reflected on very much yet, but will examine in a future post.
Comments are welcome!
Posted on March 19, 2016, in 2016, An Artist's Life, Art Works in Progress, Black Paintings, Creative Process, New York, NY, Pastel Painting, Photography, Studio, Working methods and tagged artist, camera, combine, composing, decoration, deliberately, details, effect, element, exactly, examine, future, haven't, images, intuitive, lights, modeling, moving, other, paintings, pastel, patterns, perhaps, picture, psychological, quirky, reflected, secondary, sensitivity, something, specifically, Studio, subtle, superpower, understanding, viewer. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Q: As an artist what would you say is your particular ‘superpower’?.