|Steve Henderson Fine Art
July 15, 2013
Bold Elegance in Fine Art
Art Ability: Innate, or Learned?
Lonesome Barn -- original watercolor -- 10 x 14 -- $325 unframed (that is a spectacular price for an original), $425 framed
"It amazes me how many people want to draw or paint. Age makes no difference; I talk with people as young as 8 and up to the century mark who confess to a burning desire to create art, as if it were a secret that they are embarrassed to let others know about.
"A frequent question they ask me is this:
"Do I have to have a special gift to do art, or is it something that can be taught, and learned?"
"Yes. And yes.
"In the same way that some people are natural mathematicians, or musicians, or speakers, athletes, or scientists -- gravitating toward these fields because they have an innate aptitude for them -- some people are natural artists. How good they eventually get at their art depends upon how much they train and practice. When we watch the Olympics, we understand that the natural abilities of these gifted athletes have been honed by thousands of hours of literal sweat.
"But just because we don't strive for the Olympics doesn't mean that the rest of us avoid basketball or skip ice skating. So it is with art -- if you have a desire and a craving to learn art, then you can learn art. You may not make a living at it, but there is nothing stopping you from plunging into watercolor and steeping yourself in oil paint (not literally, please).
"Just like the natural, however, you need training. Don't let anyone tell you that you don't, and recognizing that there are basics to learn will save you hours of frustration in the future.
"And speaking of the future, a short way into it I will be posting on my website, www.SteveHendersonFineArt.com, Video Sequence Tutorials of artwork that you can follow and learn from, whether you are a rank beginner or a seasoned intermediate. Based upon actual workshops that I teach, the Tutorials will be available as DVDs and downloads, and will be as reasonably priced as a book.
"If you've been dreaming about painting something for your wall, you don't have to dream much longer. Let's make this a reality."
Real Life Writing
Thoughts from This Woman Writes, Steve's Manager and Mate
Real life involves space and freedom and running and trying new things and . . . writing. The more we do anything, the better we get at it. Wild Child -- original oil painting, signed limited edition print, inspirational poster, and open edition licensed print.
"One of my son’s favorite — and unanswerable — questions through the years had to do with Algebra and higher math.
'When will I ever use this?' he asked. 'And if I never use it, why do I have to learn it?'
"I never did come up with a good answer for that one, having successfully made it to seasoned adulthood without dredging up my high school trigonometry.
"But I did understand his frustration of devoting time and mental energy to a task for which he saw no purpose. Algebra isn’t the only subject our children wonder what they’re going to do with some day."
Read More at Real Life Writing
Purple Iris -- original watercolor -- 15 x 9 -- $325 unframed, $425 framed
With the new Sequence Video Art series in the works (please see the top story), Steve will be offering, for an extremely attractive price, the watercolor artworks that are featured in the art series.
Priced at $325 for the unframed original, the paintings are a great way to jump into the original art collection market. For those who want the complete package, we offer the watercolors framed as well.
Available so far in the collection are Purple Iris (immediately above) and Lonesome Barn (the image in the top story), which will be the first two art images featured in the upcoming Sequence Video Art Series.
If you have questions about any of Steve's artwork, or the upcoming Sequence Video Art Series, please write us at [email protected]