“Fine Art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. “
Years ago I created a watercolor painting called “Spoons,” using all art knowledge I possessed. The technical portion included my use of tools, the elements of art, and techniques. I paid keen attention to composition, employing the principles of design or organization. The conceptual or subject matter of spoons in a jar interested me.
“Spoons” was accepted into the juried IWS Art Show. Viewers were responding to my piece positively. However, personally I felt the artwork was lacking something. It was during the jurist Alvaro Castagnet’s lecture when the light bulb went on. Alvaro stated how important it is for an artist not to be too intelligent with techniques, etc. For if an artwork is too intelligent, he says it lacks spirit! Art is beyond just intelligence! Art needs to include also the spirit, or heart, of the artist. That made sense to me.