Things happen, things move on

For a long time, I’ve desired to move away from color in my work.  I don’t know why.  I’ve known it, felt it, and wanted it.  For whatever reason I just couldn’t do it.   Well, fuck it, why not now?  Let’s see what happens.  Put away the watercolors, inks, colored pencils and markers – keep the greys, blacks and white.  Bring out the pencils, graphite, charcoal, oil paints (black and white, natch), linseed oil, paper, canvas and set the camera and smart phone to B & W .  Time to get back to the roots.  Time to break it down to build it back up.  Time to make some new pictures.  Time to move on.

Cheers citizens

  One thought on “Things happen, things move on

  1. Bruce Friend
    August 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Black and white seems to distill things somewhat by eliminating the clutter of color. It makes it easier to see the essence of the subject. Maybe it is because the mind has less to process. I really don’t know. I do know that the photograhers that I learned from thought that serious and art photography was best done in black and white. They did color because customers demanded it, not because they thought it was the correct medium.

    • August 24, 2013 at 1:04 am

      I think you hit the nail on the head Bruce.
      Part of my desire to move more towards black and white, is the need to simplify things…slow it down even.

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