Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Process Not Product

The title of chapter 3 of Austin Kleon's book,  Show Your Work!
is "Think process not product"
Before the digital age, Kleon (I will use "AK" now, hopefully not to be confused with my State)
 said no one really thought about, or cared how the work was done, 
 they wanted the finished product. 
He noted that even in their book, Art and Fear
(which I am also in the process of reading) 
Bayles and Orland say that,
" ... details of artmaking are utterly uninteresting to audiences 
because they are almost never visible
 ... from examining the finished work."

But now - with digital images and video - 
an artist can share whatever they want, whenever they want!

... and it is quite easy, as I am proof of that. 
Of course I do believe the people who enjoy the sharing are other artists, 
because I also love it when people show the methods and processes they use.

... and "process is messy"!  (quote from AK's book)

 I used Transparent Red Oxide to sketch in the main shapes. 

This shot is because I worked on the water and distant mountains and sky, 
but doesn't look, at first glance, much different from the first shot.

More about AK's book in one of my next posts.

Cheers to spring (it is sunny today, getting out to do some gardening, speaking of messy!)

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