“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
And the less the artist does the better. “
Collaborating with God to create an artwork… what is God’s part of the collaboration?
He practically gives us a paint shop program, filled with myriad of colors, shapes, patterns, textures, values, selection tools, brush sizes, and the list goes on. He was over-abundantly generous, I might add.
What we bring to the table of collaboration is our uniqueness. How we use the tools God has given us depends on us.
“Keep it simple” could be a paraphrase of the quote, “and the less the artist does the better.” Overworking paintings is a common ailment of artists, leading to lamenting afterwards, “Why didn’t I quit when I was ahead?”
Collaborating with God to create art is the way to go!