“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” or as Shakespeare put it, “Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye.” Therefore, if one of my paintings can evoke a pleasing emotion from a viewer, then I have done my job.
As an artist, it is impossible not to become acutely aware of your surroundings, constantly scanning for an image that would be exciting to paint. Colors, shapes, shadows, moods. However, I try to follow a few of my basic rules. First, I strive to paint with commitment to express good form, structure, and balance within each design. I also paint and associate with other artists to exchange creative ideas and techniques. And lastly, it is important to simply enjoy the painting process....paint what makes you happy and, always paint with Joie de Vivre - Joy of Life!
Please feel free to email me at Caryl@cjwittart.com with any questions.