often hear the words 'how do you know what to paint' or
'I cant think of anything to paint'. This
is because the 'subject-matter collection and stimulation
machinery' section of that creative person is not functioning.
Creative folk should never have to put up with such a
there will be times when you don't feel like doing certain
things, but with a proper emphasis in your life on the
collection of subject-matter stimuli then there should
rather be a backlog of ' things to be done if I only could
find the time!' You can develop a culture
of collecting things to spice-up your aesthetic taste
buds! I have a library of tens of thousands
of collected images which I share with folk who paint
with us. Some of the sub-collections
are special, like documented photos and sketches from
my travels, and only for my use, whilst others are general
scenes, and can be used by all. This
section has a limited collection of such general images
for you to look at.
Picasso apparently said that a bad artist
will copy, whilst a true artist will steal!
Whilst in this section only I relinquish
the copyright I hold over the photographs contained therein,
it is my desire that they should be 'stolen' from, in
the name of art. To 'steal' means to
turn it into your own, rather than to just do a mechanical
facsimile. You add an 'inventive step
forward'. You will know if you are doing
this. We also all know that most artists
say that they don't work off photographs but that most
of them do. And if used correctly, to
steal from, then I have no problem with that.
Further conditions in respect of the relinquishing of
copyright are set out in the box below.
feel free to explore the possibilities and ideas which
you might get from this compilation. On
the sister CD to this one, there is a further catalogue
of 254 entirely different photographs, in same main categories,
giving a total library of 500 copyright-free photos which
I am making available to start a nucleus for your own
collection of stimulating images..
CATEGORIES - 254 IMAGES
ON A CATEGORY, SELECT YOUR IMAGE, AND PRINT IT OUT
DEMO VERSION - ONLY ARCHITECHTURE IS ACTIVE )