Sunday, November 21, 2010

On Painting Part Five

Image: Ken Kewley,
Cake with Chocolate Flowers, 1998, Oil on Canvas, 28 x 36 inches

From an interview with Ken Kewley on Painting Perceptions website

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art”. – Cezanne

You speak. Some will listen others will not. You can not choose who will and will not. Do not concern yourself, do not adjust to please. Those you please will find you.

If you try too hard it will show up in the work as an unpleasant element. I do not like to see artist suffering.

Do not think about it that much. Get away from the self. Reject consciousness. Make it child’s work. What is created is the real thing.

Passion, excitement needs to be there at the beginning to have it there at the end.

Good things come when one no longer cares about pleasing anyone else.

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