I seem to need a starter in my art.
"Starter for ten"...I hear you cry!
A muse, a book, an exhibition, a poem.
A visit to the Tate in Liverpool
or the Walker.
I saw an exhibition of Chinese artists just before Christmas.
The purity of the line and the meagreness of the palette was scrumptious.
So in need of something tangible I pulled out this book from the shelf.
I bought it in a second hand book shop quite a while ago and had a bit of a look from time to time.
All the artists are of the 20th c.
Li K'e-jan: Poets under Trees with Falling Leaves.
( describes this perfectly)
Me: Shell lying on the Beach in Goa.
( does it work?)
Lin Feng-mien: Herons in the Reeds.
( So few brush strokes).
Me: Driftwood Root with Stones Encased.
( did I get a bit too precious?)
Lin Feng-mien: Landscape with Yellow Trees.
Me: Driftwood with Hole - Found on the Bay.
(well I really did)
Lin Feng-mien: Actor in the Classical Opera.
Me : Large Driftwood in the Shape of Hiroshige's Wave.
( the name Hiroshige is classical!)
Why do the title's of the Chinese artists have such an authentic ring to them,
While mine might seem a little contrived I'm asking myself.
Ah well, I could call them....
and Shell I
In fact I think I have, on the flickr site!!