Thank you for all your great comments and congratulations on the start of this website. I am honored and thankful for you telling your friends and family about it as well.
I had to take a bit to allow the blush fire to die down in my cheeks, which in turn allowed my head to shrink and fit through the door of my office. Now that that has happened I am able to actually sit down at the computer and allow my fingers their time to roam (the keyboard that is).
What makes great art?
Well, that is the million dollar question for sure. There is sure to be a million answers to that question as well. I think it starts for all in how you 'see'. Now everyone 'see's' differently. Certain aspects of the subject tend to excite or awaken the viewers emotions and thoughts in a variety of ways. But I want to simplify even more.
What do you see? Not subject matter. It is how the light plays over objects, etc. So we see light and of course, light's opposite darkness.
So what makes great art? How you see light and shadow. How can you paint art that appeals? Ensure you have proper lighting so that you can 'see' what it is you wish to paint.
It does not matter what your medium of choice is, if you do not have proper lighting (true light), either from the sun, specialty lights, or even enough light you will not have 'great art'. Pretty basic huh? And yet it is a vital step in achieving our dreams and making them a reality.
Hope this lights your lightbulb and makes you think about how you 'see'.
As those who know me, and those of you about to find out, I love to talk; meet people; learn from others; and most importantly I LOVE TO PAINT!