Friday, May 6, 2011

"Lessons In Duality" Sneak Peek Friday


This Week I've Exercised My Hand On Both Large & Small Scale Canvases.  Even Chose Different Subjects In The Process.  Sometimes I Feel Pinned In When Sticking To One Subject For Too Long.  Switching Gears Gives Me An Opportunity To Explore..Also Helps Me Remember The More Complicated Brush Strokes That Are Required With "Figurative" Pieces Versus What I Like To Call My "Fun & Relaxed Art".


See What I Mean?  Even Though My Style Changes With Each Painting Process..I Feel I'm Capable Of Both.  So Why Not "Enjoy" Both?  Some Artists Choose To Stick With "One Singular Style" So Their Work Can Easily Be Recognized.  I Suppose It's All A Matter Of What A Person Is Actually Striving For.  Personally..I Strive To Fully Enjoy My Experience Behind The Brush.  Anything Else That Follows Is A Gift..A Bonus..Icing On An Already Wonderful Experience. 


These Days I'm Learning To Ignore The Critics..To Step Back And Examine Why Others Criticize To Begin With.  The Way I See It..Even Great Artists Like Claude Monet..Georgia O'Keefe and Countless Others..Had Their Critics.  It's Evident That Their Work, Their Talent and Their Legacies Survived It.

I'm Linking Today With Sweet Jennifer From Studio JRU.  She's A Lovely Artist Whose Work Is Filled With Such Sweetness, Peace And Joy.  Sending Love And Hugs Of Glorious Georgia Sunshine To Anyone Who May Have Popped By.     
                                                   
                                                        

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Love it my talented friend. You amaze me!

xoRebecca

Anamaria said...

Dear Terri, you are right! I think exactly as you do. Have fun with your brushes! Besides, you make such good paintings! What else one can expect? xx have a nice weekend

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How fun to work with a great large scale and a cute small scale! Love these pieces. Sweet Bess is so, so sweet! She makes me smile. I wonder about those critics too... why they take the time to criticize. Don't understand it. I love the peeks into your studio and into your creative heart Terri. So happy you joined us this week! ♥

Cindy said...

Hello Terri! I really like your new pieces...and the whimsy of the cow with the crown of flowers is so beautiful...I liked how you have thought through the issue of critics, too!

Blessings on your weekend!

Roberta said...

Hey Terri...love both pieces and I so agree with your thoughts on just having "one particular style" as an artist. I'm all over the place and I do whatever pleases me and I'm just always trying to learn new things. Hope you have a wonderful week. Fondly, Roberta

Robin Norgren said...

I am SWOONING over that cow! Coming over by way of Studio JRU

priti.lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and yo mama...I totally understand why she would want a cow...beautiful creatures...I remember going to a farm for raw milk when I was a child and looking into their eyes and pet, pet, petting them...you know I grew up a vegetarian and never strayed...it's in the eyes. And of course you have captured the feeling, Terri. You are such an accomplished artist...and so gracious. All of your work is my favorite...really.
xoxox

Valerie Weller said...

I love this post Terri... I totally agree- art is such an incredible experience, and it's good to do what feels best to you. Such a blessing to be able to change styles and enjoy the process. Popping by from StudioJRU... blessings.

Jen said...

I love that your desire is to enjoy the experience. To me that's what it's all about! There's always going to be critics but to really be able to enjoy the process is really beautiful.

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi Terri, I agree with what your saying I do that all the time in painting,I love both your styles here- I enlarged that little portrait and I love the way you painted it - what a beautiful Sweet face!