21 September, 2011

la Différance

A Landscape About Blue
Blue Trees in the Middle Distance
7 - 3/8ths" x 5.75"
Casey Klahn

You can make a different painting - a painting and an idea that the world has never seen before.  Here are some ways to make it different.

Be authentic.  Have a new idea, and think of subjects that evoke a response in your own self.  I like to make images of the Hoquiam River that aren't sunny, but that do evoke a feeling of hope and resolve.   

Work with some amount of personal involvement.  That has happened when you have struggled with an image.  Perhaps you lost track of the time.

Don't think; see.

Keep your ideas and your shapes big.

How do you work to gain authenticity?

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SamArtDog said...

Thanks for yet another loaded post, Casey. I always like to treasure hunt by clicking on every highlight and am never disappointed by what I find.

Art Matters said...

Thanks for this important reminder
"Don't think:see"

Robin said...

words of wisdom, thank you for the inspiration. love the blues too.

Carole Buschmann said...

Good hints. It helps one stay true.

Lisa Rydin Erickson said...

What a beautiful blue landscape.

james weatherhill said...

Simply Bluetiful.

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