27/11/2008

Degree session tonight


















Had a stimulating session tonight at college on painting. Adam, our tutor, who is a painter himself, showed 2 Dvd's on painters. I am not a painter (yet!) but got alot from listening to John Virtue and Ian Davenport talk about their practice. The discipline especially. John was particularly inspiring and so passionate about his work - I have tonight done a bit of research and found out that he puts in a 10 hour day - I suppose the fact that he was a postman starting at 3.30am helps in terms of getting started early in the morning! I personally wasn't that taken with Ian's work and was more interested in the filmic qualities. Both had something to say about abstract work in very different ways.

2 comments:

grrl+dog said...

a painter...yet... Isnt being an artist a state of mind? I hope so!
Thanks for the comment on the bloggy...

Jeane said...

Hi Rosie - I'm here because I noticed you follow my blog - I have enjoyed reading you blog and have bookmarked you - I say, I agree with Grrl! - a state of mind - I'll be back