Ok, I admit it.
I’m hooked on American Idol.
It’s winding down to it’s last three contestants. Not only do I enjoy the singing, but part of the draw for me is that it’s possible to see everyday people take the spotlight and show their stuff. It’s also not just about having the pipes to sing, but about having the creative chops to perform the songs your way (aka like Frank Sinatra might).
Being an artist in search of my own creative chops, this process is so interesting to me, even though the medium is music. Barney Davey, from his art/business blog, Art Print Issues, spoke about this back in April, and it’s remained on my mind ever since. (especially on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
The gist is that the advice the judges give the candidates can be extrapolated to the visual arts.
— Be original and make it your own
— Make good choices meaningful to you
— Presentation is crucial
In the meantime, I continue to paint away just trying to rock the house, avoid being pitchy and make it my own. Here’s the last from the previous flower series.
oil on canvas