7 thoughts on “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter

  1. Great work! ☺ I’m working hard at the moment to try not to overpaint/draw the things I make. I think you’re right. If you give the brain the basic information, it will fill in the rest with loads of imagination ☺ It’s hard to stop at the right time, though..

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  2. It’s also because we can see, and appreciate the process. When it’s done it’s most apparently an imitation of external reality, but in process we see more plainly it’s an artist’s work and an act of interpretation, me thinks.

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    1. Thanks Eric. I tried to respond earlier, but I think the internet ate my response. Thanks for this observation. I really enjoy your blog, it’s very stimulating. I think you’re right. I suspect this may be why paintings with some element of apparent artifice or visible technique are often more engaging (at least to me!) than photorealist paintings – I admire the skill and patience of photorealism but miss the evidence of the minor miracle that a human has approximated life by pushing sticky stuff around on a canvas.

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      1. Exactly. And I can think of an example I saw just the other day where the in-process was more impressive than the finished product, though it took a lot more skill to take the painting to the finish line.

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