Anna Seller's asked what is your art motivation? Hum! I had to stop and think for a minute since I seem to be blocked at the moment and rather obsessed about that. I am working around it though :)
What motivates me:
Well it certainly isn't the money LOL! (bless gallery owners Mike and Sheryl for their support despite that wee problem). I suppose it boils down to a very basic need to create or be doing something creative all the time. I love the smell of a studio and a workshop, the act of painting, of cutting wood, the act of putting into visual form something that has moved me. What motivated this painting was very simple, I wanted to see if I could paint a mouth open and paint a tongue. Can't give you any logical reasons why his neck is twisted.
I call it "you assume wrong" because people seem to think or assume there is some motive behind it, especially because there is a flower going through the head. I don't blame them, but the truth is that the flower was put there to solve a compositional problem. I was driving along somewhere and I was distracted trying to figure out the dead space and what supported his head and all of a sudden WHAM! I had a visual of a flower. Problem solved.
so there ya go, sometimes motivation has to do with a desire to paint a tongue just because I had never done it before. LOL!
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