Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"Rebel Study"

Tommy Thompson painted the oil original, "Rebel Study," spontaneously and "with abandon." This painting shows what happens when an artist "paints with passion," as one of Thompson's workshop teachers, Ken Auster , speaks about on his video, "Intellect and Passion." Auster says that an artist must pass through three stages throughout the painting process. First comes the intellect stage when he is deciding his subject matter, composition, etc., then he moves to the passion stage when he is "in the zone" and the joy of creativity takes over, and finally back to the intellect stage when he makes any final adjustments to the artwork.

1 comment:

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Great post. This is a beautiful painting.