Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Art is. . .

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Art is like beginning a sentence before you know its ending." - from Art & Fear by David Bayles
My work is very intuitive. There is a lot of "what if I try this" going on. There is a lot of mind chatter. There is a lot of peace. There is a big mess. There is a lot of fun. There is a lot of fear. There is a lot of happiness.

I have been working the last couple weeks on getting a commission done of a large painting of my marshgrass series. I love this series and have done it many times, many layers, many different sizes and each one results in a similar yet different image. I love the process of layering and scraping. I love the final results.

it's heated here . . .

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I am taking advantage of these HOT days to get some paintings done. Presently, I am working on a large commission of my 'marshgrass' series and then doing some extra ones to take to Tvedten Fine Art in Harbor Springs. I think they are popular in that area because of the famous dunes - people can connect with them. Isn't that what art is all about - viewer connecting with what creator feels, sees and paints?
Living in Michigan and surrounded by such beauty keeps my artwork flowing and happening. I am very lucky.
Also, while it's hot I am taking some time out to just go hang out at the beach - and boy is the lake warm this year!!! Enjoy the sunshine!

How to stay creative

Friday, July 8, 2011

I just saw a post on facebook about 'how to stay creative'. Sometimes as artists, that becomes a real problem, sometimes no problem at all. I'm lucky in the sense that I always love to play in creativity but I do need a certain peacefulness to my days in order for creative play to really happen. Having a little trouble with that on and off this summer with the kids home from school, I just have to get in that groove and lock myself out of the real world for a couple of hours each day.
Anyway on the post they listed ways to stay creative such as:
Get Rest.
Carry a notebook and camera with you everywhere.
Surround yourself with creative people.
Can you add to that list . . .


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