|Painting by Cody DeLong. |
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"To paint well requires more than just good technique, and it's more than just a raw emotional response to nature's beauty. It's also about knowledge, experience and a concerted sustained effort toward personal growth and insight. Learning to paint is largely about learning to 'see' with greater sensitivity and expressing those ideas in a skillful painterly way". –Cody DeLong
DrawingThis is one reason why so many painters and artists believe that learning how to draw well is a required technique allowing one the ability to paint better pictures. Learning how to draw something requires one to actually see the thing that they are observing and drawing in order to render it as a recognizable something to the viewer.
|Work in Process. Painting, for me, is|
all about recognizing my relationship
with each particular painting. This painting
is no different. I struggle to 'see', to
'listen' to what the painting wants from me,
and pray that I can deliver on its message.
Drawing, then takes on a different and whole new meaning. Drawing from the inner well of knowledge, experience, and insight. Seeing inwardly, or in-sight, helps the artist to understand and see something beneath the surface of their subject. It allows the painter to dive deeper into the work to deliver a painting that has depth and soul. The inward journey of the artist is paramount to becoming a great artist.
Source Material:The article I read this morning about local artist, Cody DeLong, from Jerome, Arizona can be found online here: Kudos Art & Gallery Guide, April 1, 2015.
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About the author: Brianna Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist and writer who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty.