Black sand beach lagoon...
This weeks blog introduces my latest painting which kind of ran with the idea of the black sand beach moonlight theme from my last blog and added a very private lagoon with tropical island mountains, a waterfall and many palm trees. I started the creation of this painting with a black and blue back ground not having any idea what the painting had in mind for me. When talking with one of the artists at the Art-a-fair in Laguna Beach Ca, I discussed how he came up with his ideas for paintings. He said something that I absolutely relate and agree to. All the years he took art in school and with art lessons, the emphasis had always focused on the technique.. What colors mixed together creates a color, Which brush to use creates which look... etc.. make things look like what the subject is. Copy the teacher's work, copy the nude subject, copy the still life. The emphasis on being creative was rarely experienced, the inner creativity which ultimately could distinguish the true artist . When I go to a street art fair, I can recognize who takes classes from a particular art teacher as many paintings look like duplicates of the teacher's art, not artist selling their own original work in their booth. After further talking with the artist at the show in LA, I discovered that he and I create our paintings quite similarly , allowing the painting to take shape and come to life using creativity rather than duplication. My technique allows the painting to come from my mind and inner vision. I would love to actually come across this same view shown in this painting someday. Sometimes when I paint, I totally feel like I am painting from a memory. Hope some of you can relate to this.. until next time ... enjoy
John Garland Tyson
Artist of environmental wonder Thoughts behind the paintings