the timing of finishing – art and reality
Further Along Tree 1 – Dan Beck – digital art painting 2008
This digital painting was finished over a month ago. The previous article showing the version of this painting which felt finished, balanced, and worth saving, – based upon the piece itself and not the original vision; was written over two weeks ago.
I guess it is rather apparent that my writing is not keeping up with my creating. Actually I find everything takes longer than expected – my head is generally way ahead of my physical world – but then that makes sense. How could matter move as fast as thought?
And why do we expect things to take the time we think things will take – even if we have done something before – it might take more or less time – circumstances are always different.
But most of us, including myself, have expectations about how long even things we have never done will take.
The finished painting above matched my concept and vision more closely as well as my expected timeline for doing a painting – there is more texture, more depth, more visual confusion – and more what I had in mind to begin with –
What is wonderful about art and life – is that sometimes the head gets to follow the body – follow the physical world – and sometimes the timetable of the physical world is smarter than the head.
- Timing Innovative Music – previous article about time and timing and sharing my own creativity
- Time Expectations – though I do not completely share the capitalistic sentiments, I whole-heartedly concur that our expectations affect the timeline of completing a project
- Digital Art Prints – about art prints, digital painting, and what it means for outhouse studios to produce original prints