CROWN OF THORNS

6/23/21

A Choice Was Made!

 

Adventure Location: Decatur, Al.

Adventure Date: 6-23-2021



About a week ago the OFM finally made a command decision. After a few years of trying out all sorts of art mediums for his paintings, it was time to choose one style and concentrate on learning how to use it as well as he can.

So with that in mind we did a VERY deliberate effort that unpacked every cabinet and box in the Castle and sorted out ALL the art supplies that did not fit into the planned studies. And it was a significant package.



The items that would no longer be worked with for the foreseeable future were carefully packed and delivered to the grand kids for their future uses as great artists. They now have enough artist grade supplies to last a few years we think. If either one of them or both enjoys the stuff it will be called a fantastic success.



So what was the choice made. The OFM went back to his manual drafting roots of the ancient times. Our medium for the foreseeable future will circle around colored pencils and watercolor paints. For the moment watercolor pencils will not be involved.



We think that not having the distraction of all the options of the other mediums will let him better improve with the chosen medium and learn more quickly. Storage will be a lot easier too. Hopefully that will mean that the art effort will be even better for trying to have tooooo much fun.



6 comments:

  1. Just as I thought I was settling down, vis-a-vi art stuff, the Mind Of Watercolor guy came out with his new favorite pallet of colors. Arrg!

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    1. He is a favorite artist of mine too. He is the one a few years ago that convinced me to try "all the mediums of art" and then choose one or two to play with more in depth.

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  2. And more easily fit into a smaller rig. :)

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  3. Glad you have narrowed it down...something to focus on. (I like pastels, but keep trying to do acrylics because of the pain involved in framing pastels. If I really switch to acrylics, then I'll have to narrow down from water soluble oils and gouache and probably things I don't even know about. Ah well. I haven't been doing much lately anyway...)

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    1. Please note that narrowing it down for now is not restricting our fun with art forever. he he he.

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