No… Color. The game’s not over. To the last, I will grapple with thee! From hell’s heart, I stab at thee! For hate’s sake… I spit my last breath at thee!
I’ll admit it. Color is the great white whale to my Khan of art. It is something that I am both very familiar with yet seem to know nothing about. Sorta like the tag line for the Othello board game: “A minute to learn, a lifetime to master.” What you see above is one of my Halloween decorations I threw on the scanner and added a dark t-shirt over it to give it a nice background. While I think it turned out well, it definitely wasn’t an easy or pleasurable process. All of these colors were experimented with and hard fought choices on my part. However, this is something I need to do more often if I am to have any hope of bringing my artworks to the level I aspire to.
This started out as a little color experimentation and ended up what is now due to my still having Andy Warhol on the brain from yesterday’s post. I know there’s differing opinions regarding Warhol, and with good reason, but I’m proud to say that I am definitely of the slant that the man was a fucking genius. He understood the very essential, basic nature of art and artists. He was a master of color, repetition and design. He also exhibited an insanely firm grasp and awareness of subjectivity in his art, giving it such a global accessibility and appeal. If I can achieve in my art even a small fraction of the scope that Warhol was able to I would be very satisfied.
I’ll wrap this up by saying that I hope my Octoberween efforts so far this month have been worth your time. Thanks for stopping by and taking an interest.