Style should be like a coat you put on when you want to … but it should never become a strait jacket you can’t escape from (Dave Edwards – 20th January 2008).
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I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.
Ah, that is so very true. I see so many artist’s who seem to cling to their styles so much, that it makes them not experiment with other things anymore. It’s nice if you have a style you can use, but you should never be confined to just that one style. =)
Ooohhh… Wise and true.
Great observation and reminder!
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Great statement Dave, i’m finally wriggling out of my strait jacket & forcing myself to experiment with new things, & it really is giving me a sense of freedom
so so true
Putting on the Style! I can see you being quoted forever more Dave with such words of wisdom. I certainly agree with you in that in art we shouldn’t put self-inflicted restriction on ourselves. But doesn’t style come in two flavours; the one which comes naturally to us (a bit like handwriting) and those styles we adopt by choice. I’ve been trying for a long time to change my natural style and find it’s a bit lke trying to rid oneself of a persistant piece of sticky tape, or in this case, a coat too tight to remove.
I am actually referring to chosen styles Brian. Changing natural style would be a little like changing your handwriting or your fingerprints.
And it should evolve over time. Great writing, Dave.