“5. A drawing (or a painting, photograph, and so on) is first and foremost an expression of its medium.
The medium is the artwork’s first identity. It is secondarily about what it depicts. Form shapes content. A poorly executed image remains insignificant. A well- constructed image of something seemingly insignificant can be masterful. In all great work, the subject and the means which is it rendered are inseparable. Master your technique to protect your content.”
Of course I LOVE learning this, while I try to “master” my own style with mixed media. Here’s some pieces from March where I am moving away from the “She Art” and toward 2 different drawing, painting, and image styles.
After layering papers and random paints, I got brave and painted this:
I’m not sure how “form shapes content” in this piece? Feedback?
Her eyes are my least favorite part. Got to work on those. The green, plum, and gray color scheme are my favorite.
I’ve discovered Mindy Lacefield. And a whole new raw, fast, essence to capture in painting!