December 7, 2010

The Hesitant Juggler - blocking in

Started a new painting after I did a sketch from one of my photographs.
What pulled me is the expression of anxious uncertainty the juggler has. It was all an act of course, but I am painting as if the emotion was real.

60 x 50 cm  - oil on canvas
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

2 comments:

Detlef Cordes said...

Fascinating sujet. Juggling is show biz, in show biz you don't display uncertainty. You are supposed to be in full control. Which I find boring. That's why I love improvisation. The painting itself contains this tension, as the artist has to be in control - but to be open for the inspiration of the moment, too. An act of juggling on the meta-plane.

Peter Hobden said...

Thanks for your comment, interesting view as always, Detlef.

In creativity when you don't leave the door open to the unexpected (by definition not controlled) , you miss one of the main points.