When I’m working on fine art,
I find that I focus differently.
I see things differently. It’s not easy to explain, but I can tell you that the smallest details can become worlds unto themselves, places where I can get lost, as I work to create something truly special, memorable and breathtaking. Fine art is such a huge challenge, but I love how it consumes me. The challenge with fine art is different, for two reasons.
First, when I am working on a piece of fine art, I KNOW for certain that the piece will be looked at, studied and scrutinized. That’s pretty much the whole point of fine art, isn’t it? So know that, there’s more pressure to really take everything up a notch. The extra scrutiny by the viewer makes the smallest detail that much more important, and it means there’s an excellent chance that the viewer of that painting, sculpture or collage will be looking for the hidden aspects of the piece, so I feel more pressure to reward that viewer.
Second, almost every piece of fine art is tied directly to emotions. The emotions of the client are often the reason I’m doing the work. And the emotions of the viewer who is going to look at the piece can’t be ignored. So, then I get all emotional and the next thing you know it’s 2:30 in the morning on a work night and I’m still up, staring at a painting and unwrapping a Hershey’s bar.