Week in Arts #3/19

It was a quiet week and for the first time, I had everything under control. I started many new projects in the past and finally, I had the feeling that I am on top of my working schedule. I had also a little bit of time to make paintings., next to my daily sketching series.

So here are my harmonious and gorgeous paintings of this 3rd week:

Inside painting by C.hoffmann-Kaeufer
Inside
Gold vision-Painting by C. Hoffmann-Kaeufer
Gold vision
blue rising painting by C.hoffmann-Kaeufer
blue rising
black-splash painting by C.hoffmann-Kaeufer
black-splash

the week in arts #3

Although I was highly enganged in other stuff, like last week, I did some very beautiful pieces.

I played with bright colours like orange and green, which really satisfyed my spontaneous side.

I also did some more experimentations with black ink on fluid acrylics. I love these tree like structures.

But what I liked most, was combining fluid acrylics with spray paint. I came up with some really interesting surfaces and textures. As I added some heat and the paint started bubbling I got so excited I almost ruined my desk.

a stranger said I’m NOT an Artist…well…

So I had this discussion with a stranger via Instagram.

He commented one of my post with: “This is not art”. After two more comments I contacted him through the messanger. At that time I thought he would give me some kind of critique or explains his personal point of view, which I would appreciate although it could hurt.

Instead it was like having a relationship discussion with an 18 year old. He just pointed out that I am not an artist, that everybody could do what I do and so on. Just statements not one single point to discuss.

Those of you, who follow my blog, know that this is my main question in every single piece I do and that this question: What is art anyway? Is constantly in my head.

But:

this is a total invalid argument when it comes to critique the artwork of another person, or critique the artist him/herself.

And here is why

The answers to the questions: Am I an Artist? Can I call this Art? Is my work a piece of Art? Have to be completely and entirely answered by you and yourself allone! This is a deep, personal identity question. Conversely this means that nobody can criticise these aspects and nobody can give you the answers. Here is the point where I can quote Henry Ford:

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you‘re right.”-Henry Ford

And the same applies to your identity: Whether you think you are or you think you aren’t, you’re right.

So….I am totally open for critique: Don’t like my colour palette? Don’t like my technique? Do you hate abstract art?Please tell me all about it!

Or do you hate that somebody is doing, what you want to do, but you lack the courage? Or do you hate that you can’t understand what somebody is doing? Or are you just frustrated about your own life and want to make someone else feel bad? Well…I don’t want to hear about that!

What about you?

Did you experience something similar? How do you deal with that kind of critique? Let’s have a nice discussion! Please comment! (but don’t you say I’m not an artist ;))

the week in arts #2

Well….I did do some art…but I didn’t do as much as I wanted to. Instead I did a lot of marketing stuff…but I don’t want to complain. All in all I am satiyfied with my new Artworks! Feel free to share on Pinterest, Instagram or else:

the week in arts #1 acrylic pouring

starting an art career is a little bit more difficult than I thought…espacially the permanent sharing and showing. I realised, that I post daily on instagram (@claudi_pinkie) but never on my blog. The main reason for this is, that my mind is completely overwhelmed with art, colours and things like SEO, Hashtags and other marketing stuff. In the last four weeks or so, there was absolutely no time to write good content, although I would like to talk about stuff, like

  • how I do my art
  • how i applied to the first gallery
  • how i wrote my first artbio ever

and:

  • why being a fulltime artist doesn’t mean your are doing art fulltime

I would love to wite about those things…I hope I can make time in the next days. Until than I share with you my latest works:

 

I started a new technique called acrylic pouring (I will write a post about how this works!) This was my first try:

After I did this piece I totally freaked out and did several paintings, until my floor was covered with wet artworks, that needed time to dry (it took two to three days, which meant my whole family had to go around and no one could use the living room.) Here are some examples:

What do you think about these pieces?