Saturday, October 14, 2006

On the Edge of Creativity











What did I do in the studio today? I stared at two large blank canvases and fiddled with my camera. What else is there to do at the start of a new project but procrastinate? Stay tuned for new paintings.

4 comments:

Sören said...

Alternatively, you could have done a paint brush inventory. That's my favourite painting procrastination. Uh oh, I've only got three #2 rounds! I am glad to see that you have fans in your studio. If you're going to do this for the rest of your life, better work as healthy as you can.

Katelyn Alain said...

haha thanks soren,
i've been known to take paintbrush inventory from time to time. but usually that's when i'm making excuses to spend endless amounts of time at the art store to replace all of the ones i forgot to take good care of.

Sören said...

I read about a theory once regarding written language and how it effects the visual arts. In Western cultures we read and write from left to right, and have done so for millennia. Therefore, objects that appear on the left side are more inner, or at the beginning, while objects on the right or more outer, or on the move, as we have been trained to scan surfaces from left to right. An interesting theory, and one that definitely applies to these two new works.

Katelyn Alain said...

yes, it's true we have to take that into account as we create. most of us do it instinctively i guess. maybe that's one reason why paintings from other cultures are so visually interesting to us too.