In order to see, we must forget the name of the thing we're looking at.
~ Monet ~
A meal for a sketch …
In the 1960’s, Picasso was infamous for paying for meals with a sketch. A simple, humble – sketch. The starting point for many artists and often the groundwork for something BIGGER. It doesn’t take forever, but it’s unique – a moment of inspiration captured and explored on paper. Now, ignore the controversy Picasso and his ‘napkin-currency’ caused in Paris, and let’s focus on the idea – a genuine piece of art for the price of a meal.
That’s what Sketched Out is all about.
Defining a Sketch.
You’ve probably noticed – not all the pieces we sell are traditional sketches. We have broaden our idea of what a sketch is. And define them as technical exercises, as a method used by an artist to get to know their subject and their medium. As each project differs from the last, so too the preparation. Some start in traditional pencil, but others may be printed, or painted, or even mixed. Some are scant on details, while others burst with it.
It’s up to the artist to define what is and isn’t preliminary work.
Art will always have value. It unites us. Through art I believe in enriching the hearts and minds of others, and providing new perspectives or feelings about our individuality, our bodies and connection to nature. I believe in creating extremely high quality artwork that will last for generations. I believe in providing information and excellent and approachable service to collectors. I believe in daily practice ...More ...