Sunday, January 10, 2010

Listen

It occurred to me today that I have no road map for where I am going, 
I am just compelled to make paintings more than anything else.
This morning I was looking for an out of print book, Life Is Paradise, 
when I stumbled on this great interview with one of my 
favorite artists, Francesco Clemente. It is so insightful.
If you have a moment click here to listen
I'm not sure he has a road map either.

10 comments:

caramela said...

Very interesting- thank you for the link Holly- I liked so much of what he was saying-like when he was asked how a painter finds his voice and he said:'you make room'...and later when he concluded by saying the best thing for a painter is to 'cultivate vulnerablility'-
Great stuff, thank you-
Annamaria

holly aka golly said...

He said so many great things and I adore his work. Embrace the shadows. I like that. I saw his retrospective at the Guggenheim years ago. It's my favorite museum. The spiral, the large view and the intimacy of the niches.

KFM Gallery said...

I dont think you're alone in not having a plan.. I dont think I have one either! :) (isnt it better that way anyway?)

holly aka golly said...

Yes. My head is filled with ideas but I don't really plan the actual work. Most of the time I start painting and let things happen. I walk away a lot because watercolor is unforgiving.

cindy shake said...

I'm with you. Plans are difficult to follow when inspiration strikes. I like to think I have more of goals without a timeline!

Gillian L. said...

Your art work is quite beautiful. Lovely blog!

Gillian

Laura said...

beautiful painting. and the interview was most encouraging. what wisdom.

holly aka golly said...

Cindy, Gillian, Laura, So glad you all stopped by today!

Murgatroyd said...

I do love your bird paintings Golly Bard.... there are a lot of us out there without a grand plan..sometimes it's interesting not knowing what's round the next corner :)

holly aka golly said...

Thank you, Murgatroyd! I have been enjoying your posts of late.