Shafali R. Anand

Shafali's World of Art

Plein Air vs. Atelier Painting and The Artist

I am a “seule dans l’atelier” artist (that is, if I got the English to French translation right.) But I started as a Plein Air artist. As a child of five, I would sit under a tree, with my notebook… Continue Reading →

Monet in Mourning – The Ice-drift Series Paintings

The artist paints in a window of time and the character of those hours and days spills into his works. Claude Monet painted his Ice-drift series after losing his wife and muse companion Camille to childbirth. I feel his loss… Continue Reading →

Admiration of an Artist vs. Admiration of Art.

An artist admires other artists as much as everyone else does. I do too. I’ve got a long list of artists I’ve admired, and there’s an even longer list of paintings and sculptures that take my breath away. That begs… Continue Reading →

Art is Limbic.

Art is limbic. It arises out of feelings and spreads upon the canvas. The need to fit it into a structure it doesn’t exist. When we think of stuff like the rule of thirds, we try to game the creation… Continue Reading →

Should an Artist Think?

This is a trick question. You say Yes to it, you hang; you say No, you drown. I “think” that art cannot exist without thought, and when we say that we draw what we feel, and that art is born… Continue Reading →

The Aim of Art…

When an image in born through sub-conscious churning of thoughts and feelings…

The Variegated Artist

The artist is an experimenter, a creator, an innovator…and to pin an artist down to a particular kind of art is impossible.

What must an artist write about? (Writing About Art.)

Artists of all ilk often end up doing things that we shouldn’t do, or things that we don’t want to do…

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