I miss traditional art.
We I moved over to I had to leave things about traditional art behind. I’ve found that I’ve really missed getting down and dirty with a painting, just going crazy with different tools and techniques, I miss having to scrub my hands and watching all of the beautiful colours spiralling down the plug hole (and clogging it occasionally), peeling the PVA glue off of my face out of my hair and arms, picking up cuttings off of the floor, worrying if anyone will notice the new stain on the carpet, painting the walls accidentally when I have a paint brush in my mouth going for a coffee break, then start to look around and see all of the flicks on the ceiling, knocking a heavily loaded paint brush in the floor, the smells of different paints (I always though silver acrylics always smelt minty, anyone else get that or is it just me?), having a night out on the town and get asked “why do you have paint all up your arms?”- oops.
Ah, good times…
For all of you traditional artists and digital artists, I really like the video below. I always forget to invest as much time in the background of my painting as the object it’s self because they are just as important, they invoke more interest than an object with just a solid colour, very simple, but I always forget it.