Thursday, December 10, 2015
David Hockney - An Inspiration
"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."
What a find! Until today I was not familiar with David Hockney and his work. The above painting and quote have hit me like a ton of bricks.
Hockney is a photographer turned painter. His use of color and imaginative designs are bloody brilliant in every sense of the word.
In my photography I prided myself that I did not Photoshop my images but relied on Nature to provide. I don't even own the program and have never desired to. But, I can't say I wasn't tempted to "cheat" by enhancing the color. Sometimes I gave into temptation. By cracky I AM an artist!