15 naive-nature …take me to the river 08
take me to the river 08 …along the white trail 12×9, graphite on tracing paper
I’ve been indulging one of my favorite activities lately, reading. One of the things I read recently in Artist Daily made me think about how I label my work. The e-book was on Mixed Media and it had an interesting question and answer:
Doing a charcoal or pencil sketch on your canvas before applying paint? Technically it’s mixed media.
I don’t really care too much about labeling since the art is in the doing and right now the doing involves sketches and drawings turned into tracings for transfers to the watercolor paper and painting. I guess you could call them mixed media I’ll leave labels to others. To you if you’ld like.
The scientists are beginning to see what artists, crafters and art lovers have always known.
Here’s something else I recently read and thought I would share with you. I love the expression “Magical Contagion.”
- Art, in other words, is an extension of the creator…” write Professor Daniel M. Bartels of Chicago Booth, and Professor George E. Newman and Rosanna K. Smith, a doctoral student, both of Yale University School of Management.
- “magical contagion” — the idea that the essence of the artist rubs off on the creation.
- “One prediction that comes out of this idea is that artwork that seems like it has really had a lot of close physical contact with the artist, i.e., you can see evidence of his or her ‘hand,’ may be preferred to art where that direct physical connection is less obvious.”
University of Chicago Booth School of Business. “We see art more as a person than an object: ‘Magical contagion’ spreads creator’s essence to pieces.” ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140916111710.htm (accessed October 13, 2014).