I did my first post over at the Art and Perception blog today. It’s a community art blog with a growing list of contributors talking about all things art.
I reposted an old post asking the question; Is it OK to use photographs for painting? It’s something most painters, critics, and collectors seem to have an opinion on, so I thought it would be interesting to see what others think about it. See the post here (and feel free to share your opinion on the issue)
The blog also has an interesting mix of painters and photographers that seem to benefit from both trades. Rather than drawing a line between the painter and the photographer (as they are different creatures), they look for the similarities that each have.
“I’m also wondering how often it happens to painters or other artists that one is surprised, looking back on a work, to discover something quite unintended. As a painting or quilt or whatever takes more time in the making than a typical photograph, and may entail more active decisions regarding content, is the chance of later surprise any less?”