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When should an artist try a new style?

Lilith Rose advises on creative stagnation and making sure you capitalise on what is inspiring you at the time.

Art is all about communicating a message. You will have heard of writers block and I am sure as an artist you have experienced artists block. Lilith comments;

“You must always approach your easel with excitement and a clear vision of what you want your piece of art to achieve. If you are not in the mood, it is time to take another route”.

Recently, Lilith has found her gothic and Wiccan interests peaking above the erotic and sensual work she is known for. Musicians are well known to try a different style for a particular album. They have the opportunity to try blues instead of jazz, acoustic instead of electric etc. A visual artist can try different media. Lilith has been drawn more and more to pen and wash and is now working on a piece that uses natural food colouring for her washes. She is incorporating some of her gothic outfits into her work.

Lilith suggests “if a painting starts to bore you, pack it away and move on. I have paintings that I started over ten years ago…one actually is fourteen years old and still not finished!” You can fall back in love with a painting and then complete it. “Or you can break it up and burn it” she adds!

What matters most is that you are creating what inspires you. To your buyers, it can be seen as a special treat if you normally paint landscapes and now you put out a townscape. Lilith comments “a one off piece that is totally different can be seen as far more collectable because it is so different. I am not sure how my buyers would view a painting of an owl when normally they get stockings, but its my gift to them really.”

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The Nude Through Art

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/the-renaissance-nude

Lilith introduces this wonderful exhibition at the Royal Academy. I posted sometime ago about Sunday Sketchpad Why Paint Nudes? and discussed how people interact differently when they are nude. Not because they are embarrassed, no, its not that. It is because devoid of clothes, we are classless and no-one can tell of our financial status, our likes and dislikes, our culture even. This is why it is liberating.

In the same way, it is also the most challenging form of painting a human. Clothes can be used to hide imperfect brushstrokes…or that bit of light and shade that you just can’t get right! Here is one of my new nudes. A relief sculpture.

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Guild Exhibition Featuring Lilith Rose

Lilith is being represented at the Guild Society of Artists exhibition in London in the coming week. Here is a sneaky preview of her work on display at the opening event in Stratford yesterday. Click on the link to find out how to get to the exhibition.

On display is a wide ranging selection from the artist members of the Guild Society of Artists and the Fine Art Trade Guild, and is all of a very high standard. Works of art from abstract through landscape, beautiful wildlife paintings, romantic oil paintings and watercolours, drawings and fine detailed miniature sunsets are on display, and for sale.

The Guild Gallery, London will be open from 10am – 6 pm 20 May – 27 May 2019 at 2 Wye house, Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ

Not only have you got a wonderful exhibition to enjoy but we are situated by the river Thames and a short walk from the busy shopping centre of Wandsworth with a variety of restaurants, pub eateries and shops. This would make a really lovely day out for you,

https://www.fineart.co.uk/guild-artists-exhibition-2019.aspx

 

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Sunday Sketchpad Goes Across the Pond – trustworthy global shipping!

Lilith is becoming a global phenomenon! This week, I proudly despatched a commission painting of a very special cat. I used DHLitNowUK. Impeccable service. I have only used them once before to send artwork from UK to Brisbane and the work arrived door to door. This time, perfect service once again. UK to Michigan in 48 hours

So artists, if you are looking for reliable global shipping, use DHL.

Thank you to my lovely customer in Michigan for your custom. I am glad you liked your free gift!

Other similar items available and commissions welcome. Please have a look at my website https://www.lilithroseartist.wordpress.com and direct message me if you are interested. If you prefer to buy through an agent (I lose 40% in commission unfortunately) then a selection of my work is on Artfinder. img_0113