|Lotus Fire Painting used for an ad.|
I brought a very cropped image into Photoshop and
created the flame on the match head. And then I drew the
text with the pencil tool.
I began my current painting because I wanted to create a book cover for my upcoming book on my creative process called Igniting Your Intentions. There is a reason and an end purpose for creating this painting. It's not for high or fine art, per se. I guess it's more for reasons of design. The process is creative, therefore, I wanted a more hand rendered image for the cover of my book. The image might also become a logo for the workshop. Is this art? Am I making art for commercial reasons or am I making art because I love to paint? And, if the end result is for commercial reasons, then, can I call it a fine art painting?
Ha! I ran across this quote and found it very amusing! Does this answer my question?
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
In the end, I don't really care what the reason is for making my art. I love to paint, period. Do artists need a reason to make art? Does the reason matter? Are certain reasons higher than others? What do you think?
|Lotus Fire |
Painting Process 2
|Lotus Fire Painting process 1|
Until Next Week
|Brianna Rush (Mary Rush Gravelle)|
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About the author: Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist and writer who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty.