An Artist's Life: Insights into the paintings of Stuart Dunkel
A Word from the Author..
My life has been dedicated to the pursuit of beauty.
It is an exciting, never ending challenge with prismatic possibilities.
After many years as a professional musician I found another great love:
painting. The number of similarities between art and music surprised me.
Color, tone, rhythm, and harmony form the basis of a successful work of
“Art” in each world. My familiarity with these shared concepts
and principles allowed me to move easily between the two worlds of art
and music. I have used the knowledge gained in each area to enhance the
other, and I have also found a myriad of linkages to the principles of
philosophy, psychology, and spirituality.
In my experience as an oil painter I have found that painting has three dimensions: the technical, the spiritual, and the creative. I am sharing my insights into the painting process and creating works of art by relating artistic principles to my understanding of philosophy, psychology, and spirituality
The first chapter highlights artistic principles and reviews their use in creating a painting. The second chapter is more daring, and looks at how spirituality and philosophic inquiry may relate to the artistic process. The third chapter explores aspects of the creative process and how we can use our imagination and resourcefulness to create art.
Painting can be both fun and daunting. I’ve learned much, but I
realize there is so much more to learn. An artist’s quest is to
master the basics and creatively apply the finer points to create beautiful
images. I hope this book will help you find your own answers.
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