In this Blog, Create A Series of Paintings, Why Not?. I am Thinking, you will find this an Interesting Preposition, to Think about, and to Explore Further in this Blog? I Think this all Sounds, Exciting and Very interesting, when we are Art Creative Artists. It could Be Necessary Information that we have in our thoughts, to help us to Succeed as Artists?
Why Create A Series of Paintings?– Lynn McLain says, in her Article in the Artists Network, ( 2016 ), Challenge Yourself to Create a Series of Paintings. McLain thinks that seeing Everyday subjects in Imaginative ways, can create a whole Newer world of Art Creating. How?, by Pushing yourself to Explore the subjects in a Series of Paintings. You will Without doubt be nicely surprised, with the Art Creation outcome.
McLain initially mastered Technique, and then Wondered what it was that she was trying to Art Express? It was from this Point, that she began searching for Something New, different, Something to fill her Creative Emptiness.
McLain thought to look for a Painting subject, that would offer Textual excitement, with Design Challenges. It was this Reflection, and Visual search that led her to do Two different paintings, that changed the Perspective of the Art, she Created. The first was a Self-portrait from an Aerial perspective looking down onto her Bald Head. She honestly believes this was all about Her, Life Circumstances at that time. It was also a Vehicle on the way, to searching for a Newer Creative Self…
The Second Painting that had an impact in her Search for a Newer Direction, featured a Road that left the Landscape and Travelled up to the sky. At this Point she Noticed, the Excellent Art Composition Possibilities.
McLain said that, this was what lead to, Gradual Thought Processes, Awareness, and Faith that Led to the First Series of Her Paintings.
You Wonder, what is A Series of Art Created Paintings. A Series is an Artistic Way, to show the Extraordinary Qualities, in the everyday Visual Landscape, that we as Life Observers See, On A Daily Basis… Like the Beauty of Colours, textures, and the Extreme Contrasts in Light and Dark, which are Found Everywhere…
When McLain Art Created in this Manner Initially, she did paint Realistically. At this point in time, she Crops and Embellishes the Subject and she Proceeds to Paint, and The Result is Abstract Art Work.
A Series Allows for the Subject Topic, to Reveal itself to the Observant Viewer, which in return gives, Endless Art Creative Possibilities. It gives the Artist, a Huge Platform, to Explore and Work, on Unique Art Creations. The outcome is, Similar or Different in A Series, which is the Continuation of a Subject, or Topic.
In Starting a Series, think about Making a list of all things you are attracted to. Could it be Light, Shadow, Colour. Maybe a Specific Location?, you should think about the questions to ask Yourself and Not Focus wholly on the Answers… To conclude this Article, McLain, says Working In A Series, will Strengthen Your Paintings Skills, Improve your Visual Understanding of a Subject, and Show You, How to Best Express Your Ideas. Making your Creative Skills come Alive, as in choosing the Best Composition, Colour, for the Next Painting in the Series…
The Following Paintings are my Series of Paintings, based on Prayer Temples. In this case, the Temple is the Same, I have used Different Media to Embellish and Art Create the Four Paintings. I have labeled the Paintings as to what came into my Mind when, the Paintings had been Coloured and Completed.
The First painting, was made in Faber Castell, 12 Classic Colours and Outlined in Sharpie, Fine Liner, Marker. The Second painting, was made in Crayons, Crayola 24– Colours. The Third painting was made in Gel Pens, Itsi Bitsi Gel Pens 36–Colours and Outlined in Sharpie, Fine Liner, Marker. The Fourth painting was made in Watercolour pencils, Faber Castell 36–Colours and Outlined in Sharpie, Fine Liner, Marker.
Pray Temple–City. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…
Series. No. 1 of 4 Paintings. Made in Faber Castell, Colour Pencils. Made On Acid free, A4, Watercolour paper.
Temple–Mirage–Prays. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…
Series. No. 2 of 4 Paintings. Made in Crayons–Crayola Colours. On A4, Acid free, Watercolour Paper.
Future Pray Temple. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…
Future Pray Temple
Series. No. 3 of 4 Paintings. Made in Gel Pens–Itsi Bisi– Gel Pens. Made on A4, Acid Free, Watercolour paper.
Sunlight Pray Temple. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…
Sunlight Pray Temple
Series. No. 4 of 4 Paintings. Made in Watercolour Pencils. Faber Castell Colours. Made on A4, Acid free, Watercolour Paper.
In this Next Article in the Art Business.com , we Note what the Art Business.com have to say for the,
Reasons for Artists to Make Art in Series–
Advantages to Bodies of Work Over Single Pieces?–If You as the Artist want that we the Audience Understand You and Your Art Creations and Processes, You Need to help Us Figure Out What you are Doing?
The Easist way to do this is to work In A Series, that is to Art Create, Unified, cohesive, coherent Related bodies of work. Many Artists are not fully aware of the Advantages to creating multiple works of art, close to the same Idea, theme, philosophy, concept, topic, composition, or Subject matter.
What most Artist do is Art Create, Onesies or Whatever Strikes My Fancy, which results in Unrelated, disjointed, and incoherent Art Work. A single painting has No Beginning, middle or End. It has no Theme, no plot, no context or Direction. This is called one OFF, Which has No Value or Substance, for the Potential Buyer… The Buyer wants to Experience, how the Art is taking them on a Journey, an adventure, and that Which will Immerse, them in something Bigger and More Meaningful. Progressively, Enlightening or Elucidating them, Along the Artists Journey, which is All Unique Art Creating…
The Article says, when to many Choices are given to a Buyer. People feel Overwhelmed, they do not have the Time or energy, to see the Identity or the purpose of the Artist. Frustrated they Buy Nothing…
The Artists Common excuse for not working in A series, they do not want to be repetive, forced or locked into Compositions or categories. To Then end up in a Dead End, Art Creative Situation. Artist say it is all about their Artistic Freedom, to Produce the, Art They Choose, and Not Be Art Creative Constrained to Produce, A Series, Same or Similar Art.
A Series is not About repetition. It is To be able to Explore, investigate, or Examine particular compositions or Categories, ideas, topics, in a Progressive deeper more Meaningful way. The Experienced Artist will tell you, the more Involved and committed they become, that more Possibilities, Enlighten them. Even if, all the Paintings are related, in Some Way.
This Article concludes, that we as Artists follow this Assertion, For the Artist who Prefer or insist on making different Kinds of art, Work on several Series simultaneously. One last point is, once you Finalize the ideas behind A series of Body of work, stay with them, this is what Will Make you A Success. YOU Will, Advance in Your Art Creative Career.
My Opinion is that An Art Creating, Series? …, is not Original or Unique to the Artist, Individual Need or Choice, to work the Way they make Art Creations, in their Natural way and Progression of their Choosing. Remember Artists, even as, Individuals, we are Not Equal, Not One of Us, We All have our, Methods, of Learning, Creating and Working ( Producing the Art Creations and Work we do? ) I Think this Article is, Untrue, we all Know, that Variety is the Spice of Natural Life. Maybe that is the Reason we Have so Many Problems in Our World?
I conclude that this Idea is Outdated, it was So in the Past Art History, when Art Creating was New. As a New Discipline it was the Rule.. Today, we have Moved, On and Past all these Rules and Constraints… ?Agree???…There are too Many Newer Possibilities, Ideas, Uniqueness, and Media to Use and to Do Things, With…I would like to Hear You Artist’s, Ideas and Thoughts, on What? A Series of Art Works, means to YOU.
How to be a Successful Artist–All in the Website-artpromotivate, Motivating and Promoting Artists.
In the Article, Will I Ever Be A Successful Artist?–Tells us that As Artists, we naturally desire to have our artworks seen by others. This is what is needed to be Successful As An Artist. In the beginning Artists struggle to be noticed by the Public. Artists ask, How can I be Famous?. You Can, you need to put in the Hard Work and struggle. You will need to keep Art Creating and Not Give Up.
Produce Art Regularly, and work hard. You will get there, the struggle, is worth it.
Here we Have 4 Points in How to Succeed At Art Creating, to become A Successful Artist.
- Create a focus for your Art that you can relate to others. By focus, something you are passionate about. Then produce Art based on that. Note–some Artists are compelled to base their Art on Personal life Events and feelings. So that people can see how the Art relates to you. The public will respect you for your Honesty and integrity.
- Have a Style all your Own that others can Identify. Be Unique-the only way to create an Art style, is to make a Lot of art, in the way you Enjoy. When you look Backwards at your Artworks, several Characteristic elements distinguish your art from other Artist, Art Creations. Those are the Traits that make Your Art Unique. It is very common for Art Buyers, to like Art they have Not seen anywhere else.
- Work hard and do not Give Up–the more you Art Create the more Art You Own. Visit Ways to Attract Art Buyers and Sell Art. It is Important to work toward Art Creating Quality Art, Not Quantity. It is always important to produce Art with Integrity and Honesty. If you follow these Pointers, You Will Be A Successful Artist.
- Get Your Art Seen–Routinely set time aside to promote your Art. Participate in Gallery Art shows and In Group Showings. Be an Active member of Local Art Organizations, to show you care about art. Take part in Art contests, and Donate Art Creations, to worthy causes. Get your Artworks Online. Via , Facebook pages, Linked in, Google pages, and your Own Personal Artist Website.
- Remember to be Patient and to Keep Your Focus on Producing Quality Art that is Unique to You…
In the Above Article, we are Told, to Focus on what we are passionate about, and produce Quality Art Creations. ? Does this refer to A Series, of Art Creations?… We need to have a Recognizable Art Style. We are told to never Give Up, and to Keep on Art Creating. Lastly it is Stressed that we Need to make time, to Get Our Art, Out There, and To be Seen. Agree, that with all this Hardwork and Personal Marketing, How can we Ever Fail, to be Successful Artists?
Lastly I suggest you Look into this Information article for Artists, Art Creative Lives and For Businesses. It is All very Interesting and Helpful, Artist Information to Know, for the Present, Future and Later…
- In the ArtBusiness.com. Articles for Artists: Resources to Present, Promote, Market Your Art. Some topics out of a 100 topics.
- How to make Art and artist videos
- Advantages of viewing Art online vs in person
- How to become a Professional Artist… and…
Now at the End of this Blog, Why Create a Series of Paintings?, and other Important art information for the Artist. We have all the above Knowledge and details, as How to be Highly Successful Artist, in today’s economy. That is to Art Create, A Series of Your Artworks, because Your Art Creative Style is Important to make Your Art Work Highly Successful and Recognizable, for the Art Buyer and the Art Collectors. The People who want to follow you and your Art Creations, on your, Life’s, Art Journey, hoping to Experience, to be Enlightened and Enchanted, on Your Art Journey, with You as Their Favorite Artist.