TO: ART AFICIONADOS
Prior to painting a picture I don’t say, ‘I think I’ll paint a watercolor, or acrylic or oil painting today’. I’m not that kind of artist. What’s a water-color? Everybody wants to know the medium. Why? Without the picture the medium is meaningless.
When I paint, I paint a picture, not a watercolor, acrylic or oil. Art aficionados miss the point of true art by shifting the focus from the picture to the materials.
When a true artist creates, the materials become irrelevant to the creation. One doesn’t need a particular medium; one only needs the desire and the talent to create. One will find the materials to create what needs to be expressed, regardless of the type or quality of what’s used to make that happen.
~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight