Pack Animal or Solitary Traveler

“The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.” Washington Allston (from The Painter’s Keys) Whether or not competition between artists is a good thing is the subject of opinion.  Some believe competition inspires creativity.  Others do not.  Rivalries among artists are not new. Perhaps, it is human nature for some to be… Continue reading Pack Animal or Solitary Traveler

Artfully Senseless

“Art is the Queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.”  Leonardo da Vinci              (from The Art of Artificial Evolution) Does participation in the arts increase knowledge?  Since the publication of “The Mozart Effect” study, scientists have been asking this question.  Artists already know… Continue reading Artfully Senseless

Stop Signs

“Art is never finished, only abandoned” Leonardo Da Vinci (from artpromotivate.com) Where is the stopping place on any painting?  Does a red light come on and say, “Stop?”  How do artists know where that place is?  Ask any artist and you will likely get different answers.  It is not easy to come to the finished… Continue reading Stop Signs