I admire artists who feel an incredible passion for only one type of creating. I have a friend, Tom Wyatt, a fine art photographer, who has made a decision that a particular type of photography, especially water reflections, is what inspires him. Another photographer friend, Gloria Kegeles, photographs only car reflections.
Susan Elkin, another fine photographer, loves to shoot series using the lights she finds at night (Night Light Series). But she also photographs landscape, portraits and reflections. One of her landscapes fools everyone – they are sure it is a painting, not a photograph. Her work has a unifying theme of revealing the mystery – whether of a person, place or thing.
Abstract Design IV, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
This process of writing to you about these issues is actually helping me a great deal. In fact I am writing these several posts all at once to share with you day by day. I like to read posts that are moderate in length, so I am writing these thoughts in (short) chapters.
I am feeling more at peace with my decision to create different kinds of artwork. Perhaps there is a unifying theme and perhaps I am fooling myself. But I am now accepting that, for now at least, this is my process. Much more important than choosing one medium and style is doing more painting!!
There is one more piece that gets my thoughts twirling in this very wise business advice. Sometimes I wonder if I should throw myself passionately into just creating artwork and give myself the possibility of making it to a much higher level through my hard work and luck. More on that tomorrow … Thank you for being with me in my process.
~ Diane Clancy