Mammoth sized paintings to tiny postage stamp creations.
Mountains to molehills.
Its a gathering. Of art ideas.
Paint Large or Small
Painting in both modes has helped shape me.
It has been an excellent tool for ‘broadening’ my art journey.
It can work, for you too.
Somedays I feel like a Mountain, other days I need a lovely and lively micro mini.
I can reshape ‘the mountain’ into a molehill.
1. Minimize the mountain.
2. Flatten the mountain out! Look at it from above. From a fresh, new viewpoint.
3. Focus on only one target area of the mountain; simplify and disregard all else.
As the artist
And I can also, turn that tiny little miniature molehill into a difficult, mammoth work of time and effort.
Filled with Blood, sweat and tears. Or keep it Light, nice and easy. If, that is… what I wished to do.
As the artist, as the creator of the artwork….. I can do what I choose, what I please.
There are times, when we Need a mountain to paint; and Times when we need a micro mini to paint.
We may not stop to ask ourselves, “Why?” “What purpose is being served?”
But, there is, a purpose….. so I have discovered.
Art’s Many Benefits!
Art is and can be, of such great value in so many regards:
Art can be a meditative and calming endeavor.
Sweeping away distractions and letting go the noise.
To just be In The Moment. A creative moment.
Art can be physical.
It can be really, vigorous physical activity.
I often stand and move. My whole body is ‘engaged’ and active. I can get quite a workout with my art. Thats not even considering if I go out for plein air, as does Margaret. (yubagold.wordpress.com)
Art is a Thinking activity.
I’m literally exhausted from all the mental activity at the end of my painting sessions. The mind is making hundreds of micro decisions every moment. Unseen, unconscious. You wouldn’t think ‘painting’ would be so tiring!
Art shows us how to Identify a Problem.
Then, we Plan the required steps and processes.
And we finish by, Implementing these to a satisfactory resolution.
This …… is a transferable skill to life’s other areas.
Do art long enough and these habits, become automatic.
Art shows us how to take a Mountain and reshape it. Into a molehill.
Lovely isn’t it?!