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Art Quote of the Day

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“Art created through an intuitive process seems more raw and truthful than a work by me that is contrived through hard reasoning and pre-planning.  The thing I love about using my intuition to paint is that the ideas are constantly flowing through me like a high-pressure water pipe, and when the brushes come out, I have seemingly limitless possibilities ready to be tapped into.”

quote by Stuart Diamond from the book , Art from IntuitionOvercoming Your Fears and Obstacles to Making Art by Dean Nimmer

Lots of times I don’t necessarily agree with the quote of the day but I find them interesting and thought provoking.Sometimes the quote is as if I had written it  myself like the one I posted today.  I suppose I paint “intuitively” . I sketch , ALOT and that activity is DEFINITELY  intuitive. I think I lose some of that immediacy when I paint. Or, rather, my intuition comes and goes.  The beginning paintstrokes are beautiful, fresh, energetic , clean, and they come very easily. It’s the following layers  that start to  make me have questions about my  – uh- abilities as a painter ?!?  The possibilites are limitless, that’s for sure and I’m open to trying all of  them  on every painting. It starts to get a little messy , murky , overworked and I find myself wishing I’d stopped long before.. All of this is familiar territory for artists and I guess I am thankful for the  process and all of its ups and downs. Because, knowing that it indeed comes  out all right in the end, I can tell my students , when they’re frustrated, about my own experiences and encourage them to keep going , to try something new, to see the process through .  Part of teaching art , I now realize, is  teaching people to trust in their own intuition as they go forward in their creative process.

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Author: jfasse

I AM AN ARTISTAND A PROFESSOR OF ART AT EDGEWOOD COLLEGE IN MADISON WI.I RECEIVED MY MFA FROM THE UNIV. OF WI IN 1994 AND HAVE BEEN TEACHING EVER SINCE. I CONDUCT CLASSES IN MY HOME; FIGURE DRAWING, ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOPS AND WANT TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND ON THIS ACTIVITY AND THAT IS WHY I'M STARTING A BLOG.....TO GET INFO OUT THERE AND CONNECT WITH POSSIBLE ON LINE CLASS STUDENTS AND FOLLOWERS

One thought on “Art Quote of the Day

  1. So helpful to hear your personal stories about your approach to art and the ups and downs that you still have after all these years. Gives a new artist hope :).

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