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Manaties/Manatees by TeresaClark
Manaties/Manatees
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Second of the series. Have my doubts but it is done, maybe next will be better :shrug:

Mixed (traditional) media on watercolor paper (graphite, acrylics, pastel, tiny collage, ink)
25.5 x 17 cm
February 2015
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I want to thank you all for commenting in my last journal, it has been really helpful to me and reminds me why I still hang around DA -for you and your art guys!

It all comes to show that no matter what changes come and go in this site, it remains a place for communication among artists and a great place to make friends :hug:

Which reminds me to tell you that I may be slow watching your deviations, but that's because I want to look carefully and enjoy (not a quick like on the phone as in fb or such).

Your work and your views about art enrich my life and my own approach to painting :w00t:

So, THANKS A LOT and see you around! :wave:

Teresa

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Hello there!

There are some issues about art I would like your opinion about, basically because some of them are bothering me in my own production and I'm somewhat confused:

1. Does art have to "say" something? I mean this question from the contemporary point of view. Of course in the XX Century after all the Avant-Gard movement this question would be probably stupid, but nowadays, I get the feeling that anything (abstract or representative) is considered "just" decorative unless it is given some "concept", somehow. Apparently "decorative" is also a very ugly word, like "crap for old ladies" or "dentist waiting room material". I've been labeled a couple of times with that, just for painting with paint on flat surfaces instead of using installation supports like old tires or rocks. But going beyond the support (and beyond silly people who care about just that), I do think there could be a point there... because sometimes I feel that it is not enough to paint with a good technique and obtain a beautiful or harmonious image, since this has been done so many times in the past that it could actually lack a personal or geniune sense. And I want to be able to make images that are personal to me yet transmit something to the viewer, more than a nice sensation or mood (maybe I am indeed ambitious). SO, should I *have* some concept behind the image? I'm not that clever, but still I guess I could try to give pretty images "a twist" into something more contemporary...

2. I have been confronted with the reality about living from art/selling for some years now and it has become clear to me that all of them have nothing to do with the actual production of art. This gives me some kind of reassurance, since I will do art forever in spite of these possibilities (which are not happening, even if I have actually learned a few art-related jobs to survive) BUT on the other hand this has been somewhat damaging to my production because there are of course expenses related to art, so if no money comes in, there is no way one can make big paintings, have a studio, all the niceties. So when a person comes to my house-ahem-studio, they look around trying to see where the paintings are, and except for a few on the wall, most of my work is kept in binders and is smaller than it seemed in the photo... and is on paper or board instead of canvas so I can actually see the disappointment in their faces and maybe even some pity about the whole not doing "real" paintings, because, of course, this one is amazing, if only it were bigger... these people do not mean to insult and of course are no art critics, just normal fellows who would (if they could, sometimes) buy a painting.

I guess I am starting to get bored with my own stuff and maybe this is the whole issue behind 1. and 2.

As you have seen too, I've turned to collage to unblock my mind, have fun, and interact with other artists and it's been really good to keep me going. Yet I don´t see myself as a collagist, or at least I have not found yet my own language through that media...

I am also pregnant (due in April) so hormones might have something to do with all these questions. Just thought I *had* to throw that info in ;)

Sorry for the length of the journal, I appreciate it if you can read it all and especially if you can give me your opinion about my questions!

TC


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1.Sirena/1. Mermaid by TeresaClark
1.Sirena/1. Mermaid
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Manatees are the real mermaids -and cuter I must add!

Mixed (traditional) media on watercolor paper (graphite, acrylics, pastel, collage, decollage, ink)
25 x 16.5 cm
February 2015
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Teresa Clark
Artist | Professional | Varied
Mexico
Mexican living in Argentina

I love the feeling of textures and the unknown surprises that can happen while painting traditionally. Getting to know the behaviour of materials is such an adventure; it changes in different supports and even from one brand to another of the same paint.

Painting digitally, on the other hand, has a quick, more intellectual feeling, subject to never ending manipulation. I paint digitally for my job (backgrounds for animation, some illustration work too) and sometimes I do digital sketches for traditional works.
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Birgit-Zartl-Art Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the favs! :heart:
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Muchas gracias por el +fav.
Saludos,
Emilio
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katworks Featured By Owner 4 days ago
thank you! :hug:
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altergromit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Teresa for the fav on "Through The Dark Woods"! :D :hug:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icon555plz:Thanks for everything! thanks so much Thanks for everything!:icon555plz:
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