Thursday, January 12, 2012

Layers: Writing and Painting

I write with a painter’s eye, and paint from a writer’s perspective, and so one activity is never entirely separate from the other. The more I write, the more parallels I find in both pursuits—the only difference is, when I paint, I have a photograph to work from very clear vision of what I will produce, whereas I’m never certain just how a story will develop. If you're curious about how "layering" is intrinsic to both endeavors, go check out my latest post on the Rhemalda blog!

14 comments:

  1. I love the way you illustrate this lesson. There's a profundity in your words that makes so much sense. I wish I could paint.

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  2. Anne--I love that word, Profundity! Thanks for using it in your comment :) And, if you painted, how much writing do you think you'd get done! ;) Learn to paint when the Monster Child is grown up!

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  3. I feel the same way about taking photographs, and often look at writing as though through a camera lens, focusing in on different details, changing my view and perspective. I love the way the different arts inform each other.

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  4. Joanne, Indeed, there are many principles that run parallel in the arts. I love that so many of us from a variety of artistic expressions can relate to each other! ...and I like how you put it--"the way the different arts inform each other."

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  5. I always think you have an added edge because you do both Bridget. I think I've said to you before, the story, and the picture, are in the details. How well you've "illustrated" that today. On my way to click over.

    Liza@Middle Passages

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  6. Then I guess you also have an edge, Liza--the artistic photograph is just as keen!

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  7. I read Anne's comment twice, then I read yours and couldn't believe what I was reading. You love the word profanity? Next time I hit the blogs, it'll be after coffee!

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  8. Ha! Charlie! You should know me better than that! I don't even use profanity in my writing, lol.

    Hehehe...proFUNDity! Now, get that second cup of coffee and come on back ;) :)

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  9. I can see how the two would go hand in hand. I'm off to read the post!

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  10. Susan, thanks for leaving your comment over there! :)

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  11. So so cool to see how the layers develop in your paintings.

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  12. Yeah, Stina, it's even fun for me to go back and look at the process--makes me feel as if I can do it again! :)

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