As I've been getting ready for my Graton Gallery show, thinking about writing a new Artist Statement, I re-realized that I think I hit 10,000 hours of painting experience last year, and that the biggest benefit of my #CHAR, #Chalkhillartresidency, in May, was all those hours, sunup to sundown, of work time, uninterrupted, and so for SURE I reached 10,000 hours that the book The Outliers" talks about. Folks don't just magically HAVE talent, they work at IT....sometimes I get SO irritated when a passerby comments, "OH you have so much talent, that looks like so much fun, you got your talent from your dad...." etc, which can be just plain kindness and not appropriate to growl at them, right? My feeling is that though I may be a visual and THAT may be in dad's genes, I had to learn a lot, work a lot, to get to a place that SOMETIMES can LOOK confident and spontaneous, which is a lot of sometimes hair-pulling work....
. Separate from classes, workshops, academics in general, I have heard, in one way or another from all masters, you just got to do the work, make the mistakes. FEAR is a creative killer, and I was usually to tired, or excited, to have THAT....so loving Jill Tascher Basham's feature article in the latest Plein Air Magazine, (free registry for fellow pleinair artists @http://pleinairforce.com/wp/, about being fearless. And Roos Schurring's embrace failure, the goal for 2015, she wrote about LAST year.
I also remember Rene DeLaRosa being irritated at people reading about a work of art BEFORE really LOOKING at it, and the "Blah, BLAH, BLAH" art piece they fashioned a pendant out of, (I bought & misplaced it)....how I hate writing about art & want to leave it to others. SO my "artist statement" is really just a few hashtags for this show, bio on the back of, as I see more people checking your online info, for one thing....it's THERE if someone needs it, hopefully the work will move someone in a non-verbal way....I'm just saying....#marcypleinair.com #marcysilveira #pleinairsonoma
October 26th I was in West Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg, looking for vertical, autumnal interest, better to ME than the vineyards, which weren't, then, peaking.
Titled this piece "Way-to-go, October Rd." WTGOctober?