My drawing and painting life
Carla Sonheim mentioned in one of her lessons an interesting experiment in a school for designers. A teacher split a group of students in two. All had to make a body of work, and would be graded for their work at the end of the class. The one group received the task of making a lot of work. The other were told to make each work as good as they could. As a result the first group made a lot of art; the second a lot less. At the end of the semester the group that had made a lot of work got the best grades. By doing a lot work, they improved the level of their work tremendously.
Lesson: best to work a lot and not keep fumbling with a work that doesn’t seem to work. Just make more and see what does work.
I have found a group of artists that want to make sure they make a lot of art. They have set out to make 101 pieces of art in 101 days. For some this target is too high, they’ve set a different target. The group started on June 1st. Stepping in at June 27th leaves me with a question: what would be a good target?
I think I’ll go for an amount that fits my rythm right now. This month I have made about six paintings and at least 10 little experiments so far . So for three months a good target would be to work towards about 18 paintings and 30 little pieces (experiments, sketches and drawings). In total that amounts to 48. Let’s make it a round number: 50!
So for the next two months I’ll be posting more art on this blog. I will write a minimum of one blogpost a week, at least in July.
Let’s see how I do.
For the moment I will go back an forth between the now and paintings of the beginning of June.
In a moment I will post my first installment – today’s painting of a vase and flowers.
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