“Beauty”...what is that exactly?
I would say that this is a question long pondered throughout the centuries that humans have populated the Earth.
Maybe the wise saying ,
Many of the subjects I choose to photograph or paint would not be considered “Beautiful” by all viewers, but isn't that the great thing about art?
No, they did exactly the opposite.
Before the Group of Seven formed, most artists worked independently in a very European style...one which was considered to be “acceptable” by the art authorities.
The short story is that despite the scathing reviews by many Canadian art critics, the Group of Seven followed their own path, held their own exhibitions and eventually won over the public. To this day, they are the most beloved, remembered and collected artists in Canadian art history.
Experiment, go off in any direction you see fit without approval from anyone.
That's what is important. Don't let anyone dictate to you what you should create.
If they try it just say politely, “It's been interesting talking you.
I just put myself out there and get “ambushed” by great stuff to look at.
Sounds simple doesn't it?
Well, it is actually.
Keep your mind open and let yourself be struck by the “beauty” you see, no matter where it's found.
It was all fun!
I never consider any series of work to be finished, and at any time it could resume and go beyond where I left off.
I always say
We're only dancing on this earth for a short time, so enjoy it and do it YOUR way.
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