Sunday morning there was a symposium by a group of eminent artists, followed by two drawing demos by Burton Silverman. It is always interesting to hear successful artists talk about their journey and offer pearls of wisdom.
|Sculptor Rhoda Sherbell with Daniel Greene|
|Everett Raymond Kinstler and artist/author Samuel Adoquei|
Mr. Adoquei talked about inspiration. He has a couple of wonderful books available, including The Origin of Inspiration which applies to any creative field. If you do not have Mr. Adoquei's books, make sure to add them to your library!
Mr. Greene showed a number of his series of art auction paintings and shared how he created them. He also offered a great tip about storing leftover paint - he said to be careful with freezing paint, since bloom can occur due to moisture that remains on the surface of the paints.
Mr. Kinstler talked about how painting is a means to communicate and how important it is to have passion and imagination. He recommended that we should assess our paintings by asking how much we can remove that is not contributing to what we are trying to say.
I did not get a photo of the wonderful work shown by the other artists, but here are a couple of the newer works by Mr. Kinstler.
|Painting by Everett Raymond Kinstler|
|Drawing by Everett Raymond Kinstler|
When speaking of sincerity in art, he said that, "children are rotten", (which got a huge laugh from the audience) and so perhaps the angelic, dressed in white, image that is often seen may not be the only choice.
Mr. Silverman also spoke about how we can learn, even steal, from each other in that we can employ similar techniques. Community is important.
|Burton Silverman's grandchild in his sketchbook|
|Drawing #2 by Burton Silverman|