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April 06, 2007


Ro Bruhn

Hi Megan
According to my art teacher you should know roughly what the finished painting will look like before you start. Over the years I've done many paintings and never known what it's going to end up like, my work changes direction so many times before it's completed.

Gypsy Purple-Chamara

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter


Happy Easter Megan.

I do not consider myself an artist, but I do create so I will answer your question. I never know what my papercraft pieces will look like when I begin. I sit down to create with an open mind and let my heart led the way.

Love Coby

Ursula Clamer

This piece is looking great, can't wait to see it finished.
I begin each piece differently but often find it is the times that I do not have an end in mind that I most like my piece. Ux

marie c

Love the colours on your canvas - so much variety! I don't do paintings as such, but do paint bgs for collage, and apart from having a colour in mind, anything can happen (as I don't really have much experience/control - sometimes even the colour is totally different from what Iwas aiming for .... LOL!)


Where do you start?

I have planned and used spontaneity and found both to be equally effective in producing success - and failure!

I like the way this canvas is working for you at the moment. Whilst I was drawn to the colours of the previous image, on reflection the buildings were far too structured for a Megan Pickwell original.

This new attempt appears to be infused with your personality; your colours and the more natural subject matter has less formality.

In pondering creativity I come back to watching some friends try to create a piece that had many restrictions - it had to be a certain size, with certain materials and so on.

One created the piece, but it did not sing to me; although I still admired her effort.

The other gave up.

Some may see restrictions as guidelines, pathways, and entrances into a piece. This may be true, but too many "rules" for me is like someone driving by a GPS - there's a strict route - no room for sight-seeing or meandering!

I think my best pieces started with a hint of plan (and that may only have been a colour; an emotion or a material). Once I got going, if it went in a different direction and I followed it, then I found delight.

Like Ursula, I'll be interested to see this piece when it's finished.

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