But we aren't in the modern aesthetic. That has happened. Whistler. Monet. Monet only became really good when he was 70 and did those water lily paintings.
It took him his whole life to find his own voice
Monet said to himself - "why should I paint a background - a foreground -a middleground - when all I really want to show is the foreground?" Those water-lily paintings are huge.
Monet would have failed art school.
Use your imagination. Work beyond the eye.
What is imagination? Is it your mind? Not only.
You have to let your heart loose too.
Connect with your HEART.
If you want to reach a different level - an inner attitude, more pleasurable, more imaginative - then you need to go beyond what other people think.
As I continue with my project of reading old journals and then wrapping them, (see here), I come across remarkable things. In this post I am sharing notes I took while listening to Manitoulin Island's Governor General's Award winning artist, Carl Beam speak in 2004.