"Growth" by primalpainter
This is a shot I took yesterday of a blossom on my almond tree. I was going to leave it "normal", but I just can't seem to resist twisting and warping and spiraling it into abstract energy art. It's pretty cool, I guess, but I still like the more psychedelic abstract images with wild colors better. It's starting to become clear to me that not everyone shares my taste in wild, loud visuals..lol Anyway, this is the best I can do at keeping it conservative at this point.
I've been into bold wild colors since junior high at least. When I was younger than that, I had posters of horses on my walls (we had 12 horses), then I discovered the wonderful world of blacklight posters, blacklights, and other trippy special effect lighting. Now keep in mind, this was way before I even knew what the word trippy actually implied, so apparently my visual tastes are just my natural state.
"Gentle Touch of Angels"
This one is a shot of a pear tree blossom. It's kind of pretty, soft and romantic. I wonder if my taste will evolve into something more...mature? Maybe, but I doubt it knowing me, although I might do some softer versions of abstract art just to experiment.
I was reading a blog yesterday where a website guru was analyzing someone's site, and he said that the only thing this person's site would do for him if he were to buy one of their products was to give him some exercise as he carried it to the trash. I thought that was harsh. His closing advice was that people need to create products that the public wants, not create products that you like to create.
I can see the wisdom in that for a commercially run business, but what about artists? It would seem to me that as an artist, it would be important to stay true to yourself and create what appeals to your own visual and emotional taste. If you don't do that, then wouldn't that be selling out?
Don't get me wrong, I've certainly done that in the past, and while it was more profitable to design for the public, ultimately it's not fulfilling and even feels fake. As an artist, I think it's really important to stay true to yourself and find the niche of buyers that have the same kind of taste. Although, finding those people that have the same taste as me might be like finding a needle in a haystack...I dunno....lol
Well I'm off to enjoy another nice day! This is my favorite time of year.....watching the flowers grow and bloom, hearing the birds chirping and the frogs chirping.... watching the trees green up.....love it!