Artist Showcase: Brett Whiteley – bold lines make great drawings
“Art is an argument between what a thing looks like and what it means.” – Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley, famous Australian artist who had a life full of painting, drawing, traveling, exhibiting, and struggling with art. His biography is full of outstanding exhibitions, awards, and honors… he was the youngest artists to have a painting bought by the Tate gallery! Yet even after years and years of being an artist, his pieces feel unpredictable. They are all beautifully recognizable, but each piece has a little bit of a surprise to it. As if Brett Whiteley wanted to shock himself with a new line or form.
I love the effortless brush strokes and lines Brett Whiteley uses in nearly all of his work. His motions are fluid and his stokes bold.
Someday I hope to have this much confidence in my own hands and as much understanding of my brushes and paint!