Tag Archives: Originality

Expressing Authentic Emotions Through Art

People are actively shamed, when they show their emotions openly and honestly. Other people shower them with derision and scorn. They often feel intense shame and try to deny or excuse their outward display of feelings. They are ashamed.  Society … Continue reading

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How to Do Art

Here are six random ideas for how to do art, whatever your art happens to be.  They just might help you be a better artist.  This is not a comprehensive list, but it is a list of useful nuggets of … Continue reading

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Under-communication

I’ve been reading a very interesting book, lately, about originality and how to bring original ideas to fruition, against the tidal wave of pressure against the idea, from naysayers and sceptics.  The author makes a very interesting point: when you … Continue reading

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Is Art Disposable?

It seems that humanity has a schizophrenic attitude toward art.  Some works are considered scarce, valuable and precious and definitely not disposable, whereas other art forms are happily, gracelessly, casually trashed, without a care in the world.  We have funny … Continue reading

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Missing Masterpieces

Imagine if Van Gogh or Mozart had lived longer.  Can you think what additional masterpieces they might have produced?  We feel the loss of those works of art that never were acutely.  Nobody ever said they wished Van Gogh had … Continue reading

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Playing the Right Note

Here is some wisdom, which sounds Zen, perhaps a touch impractical, airy and even blindingly obvious, but which is very important, for any musician, to learn, internalise and follow. The business of playing music, especially improvised music, is all about … Continue reading

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First Takes, First Drafts and Alla Prima Painting

I’ve come to a realisation.  Most of the art I make is presented as it came out.  I rarely go back and correct or edit.  Everything is more or less as it happened.  I need to understand why that has … Continue reading

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