|2. Making ordinary things extraordinary
The idea here is to take something entirely common and paint it in such
a way that viewers are forced to look or 'see' the thing in some other
way. Just this morning I purchased a packet of beautiful chopsticks. My
aim it to one day paint them in in conjunction with a fork or other eating implements. This might just question the process of getting food from dish to mouth.
Anyway painting simple things is also a major obligation of any artist
for it promotes lateral thinking and wonder.
Such things might include:
Look around, walk in the park, go to the seaside, there are thousands of
suitable items. Below are a few examples of mine I have found that made
successful and saleable paintings.
A footprint in the sand.
A small wave on the beach with a shell.
A map of the world.
Beans and toast.