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04-05-2000, 10:17 AM
Has any one else experienced the "magic" of painting ?? I just recently became aware of this "emotion" while painting. How the canvas becomes alive with each brush stroke. I kind of feel like a creator. It's almost scary to feel this power at ones finger tips. Is this how "God" feels ?
Also, does any one listen to music while painting or does it distract your attention ? I like to play the classics like Mozart, Vivaldi, Beetoven. What are your thoughts while stroking the brush, are they enhanced with appropiate music ?
04-05-2000, 10:25 AM
That's why I paint!!! The emotion and the new level of consciousness. The way that you only really see something when you draw or paint it. Yes! You've got it.
I like to listen to Bach (violins), Mozart (flute and violins), Enya and sometimes even hard rock when I paint - depending on the subject, of course! The music helps the rythmn of the strokes and the flow of concentration.
"What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life, but the fountainhead of human experience?" - Rollo May from The Courage to Create
04-05-2000, 02:23 PM
Yes, i listen to music while i'm painting. And,also, what i think may fit the theme of my work. I especially like the saxaphone. or some blues....Cheryl
04-05-2000, 06:59 PM
yeah,,,music,,,,quartets, mellow jazz. nothing like it....milt
Ah, yes painting is magic, creativity changes your whole life, nature itself is seen with open eyes,it is beautiful.
Watercolours from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rod/)
Music? You bet I do! Different types to give me different moods. What I listen to depends on the mood I'm in and how I want my painting to look. Usually opt for something on the mellow side though!
04-05-2000, 10:09 PM
Music!!! I can't quit buying CD'S!!!
I listen to new age stuff....drums, etc..mostly instrumentals. And then throw in other types, when the mood strikes.
I also always have a scent burner of some sort going.
I feel that painting is like meditation for me. I loose track of time and feel so uplifted while painting. My husbands knows when I haven't spent time in the studio...as my mood gets a bit on the surly side. So he really ENCOURAGES me to paint!!!!!
It is truly magic....when it is working...and true torment when it doesn't seem to flow.
04-05-2000, 10:43 PM
aromatherapy, and soft music is a must for me when I am painting! I prefer the instrumentals, classical - then I am off in my own little world and lovin it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
04-05-2000, 11:47 PM
I know exactly what you mean by "magic"! When I was really little, I had my own corner of the kitchen for drawing. I remember vividly the feeling I'd get putting a new white piece of paper on the table. I'd get a shiver of excitement. I knew I could make anything out of that piece of paper. Doesn't get much better than that feeling!
As for music, I too love jazz, blues, reggae, big bands, rock. Love to paint/draw with music!!! Tonight I was painting to Vince Guaraldi Trio (the Charlie Brown music! LOL!) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
04-06-2000, 12:07 AM
I like music too when I do creative work - most of my painting go on at night when the family is at sleep so I can't listen then. At work I play music all the time (the more creative work the more music), and I pick music to suite the work I am doing; sort of pacing what is going on mentally....
04-06-2000, 04:21 AM
Let's not forget the value of music in drowning out the neighbors.
I find Delius to be the most perfect music for painting; nicely flowing, romantic, melancholic, and with a kind of sinister undercurrent.
Should music be selected only to complement an existing mood, or can it also be used to 'force' a mood?
04-06-2000, 08:35 AM
HA! Stevie! please encourage J.Dillon to read your post on Breaking the law LOL! Music does enhance my good moods & can change my bad or unsettled mood to a good one. So....both.....Cheryl
04-06-2000, 08:39 AM
By the way, J.Dillon, I've seen your beautiful work & have a hard time believing that you're just now feeling the ;majic'!!! I wanted to thank you because i've been inspired by you to do another ocean scene. I've done many in the past & not been terribly satisfied, but after veiwing yours, i decided to give it another go . I'm in the middle of it now & it's remarkable compared to my past attempts! Thanks!...Cheryl
04-06-2000, 10:52 AM
Your Welcome Chery. Hope to see some of your ocean soon.
I did read the thread on the law and I think it's almost a duty, obligation to work in the creative process. We glorify God by using the talents he endowed us with be it painting or doing something beneficial for human kind. To my my mind the "sin" lies in not developing any skills we have.
Look at the computer, It's drawn the world together. We can communicate almost instantly and help refine these God given talents. No longer artists need to work in lonely isolation. JD
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