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I have been reading a very interesting book called “Cognition in Action” by Smyth, Collins, Morris and Levy.  It’s a university text for psychology students in the U.S. and deals specifically with the science of cognitive psychology.  I am particularly interested in how this applies to my art.

I have never considered myself a realist as a painter.  One of my favourite by lines, is “if you need a picture to look real, go find a photographer”.  I have always tried to represent my subject, whether it be a still life, a landscape or a portrait.  This is perhaps why I like to use palette knives, credit cards, rubber squeegees, printer’s brayers or anything that is not a brush in my art… because it forces me to not attend to fine detail.

My favourite subjects are portrait studies.  In a portrait we should be able to not only recognise the subject, but to capture the essence of the sitter.  We can do this by adding enough mystery that it forces the viewer to interpret the painting and form an image of the sitter in their own mind.

This is where cognitive psychology comes in.  Have you ever experienced recognising someone from a distance, way before any details come into focus.  Extract from the above book;

“Person and face recognition must be a matter of achieving a match between a perceived stimulus pattern and a stored representation”.

What I am interested in is how much of the real image do we put to canvas to recognise the subject.  Is it minimalist, or can we create an image out of seeming chaos.  When I first started painting portraits, I wanted to meticulously recreate an image of the sitter.  I spend an inordinate amount of time getting the eyes, mouth and nose “right”.  It was excellent training.  What I discovered though, was that with a single brushstroke, you could change to structure, the look, the emotion of a face.  Just one single brush stroke.  I can’t count the number of times I corrected this “mistake” in my attempt to create the perfect reproduction of the subject.  Yet I was never happy with the result.  I ended up with a stylised reproduction that was never quite right.  The errors were not only evident but obvious.  The work lacked mystery.  It lacked soul.

As I progressed and moved away from brushes towards anything that would spread paint around (my favourite is a 10 inch tilers squeegee), my works became more abstract, yet still recognisable.

My quest is to try and push the boundaries.  To create portrait art, where it is obvious to anyone who knows the subject that it is their portrait, yet has mystery and chaos.  That is more interesting to look at than a photograph.

I know that I will never be fully satisfied and that I will be continually on this journey, but it’s the journey that counts.  It’s the journey that makes it a pleasure to be an artist.

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Current Residence: Redfern, NSW Australia
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:iconsiwyszczur:
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Nice gallery:) (Smile)
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lloyd-art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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derekjones Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks for the watch!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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lloyd-art Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you..... another year old I'm afraid...
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GryphonVisArts Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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JacobKihlgren Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am in awe of your work. Beautiful!
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Euminee Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work! I love your watercolor pieces, you are very talented.
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Cora-Tiana Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your style, especially women in watercolor! they are fantastic!
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RosalindClarke Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found you by coincidence. Your work rocks! What an amazing gift you have.best regards.
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lloyd-art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.. I have fond some wonderful art just by surfing DA.. Isn't it a wonderful place
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RosalindClarke Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure is!
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AnonymousModel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love your work!
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lloyd-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you..

I had a look at your DA gallery.. A very interesting concept.  I like it.  As you can see from my gallery, I am predominately a people painter, although I do dabble in still life, landscape and cityscape from time to time when I feel like a change.  One of the biggest challenges I face in people painting is finding models to paint from, and to have someone who creates a gallery for that purpose is refreshing.

I will have a look through you're gallery to see if there is something I can use for reference.  I have to say though that as much as I enjoy looking at full nude "vaginal" shots, its not something I paint.  I like to create a bit of mystery in my paintings if I can :). I hope you understand.

Good luck to you, and keep up the good work

P.S.  Tell your husband he is a very lucky man
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AnonymousModel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, you are too kind.  I have thousands of images that are non-vaginal.  I completely understand what you mean about mystery.  I post the in-your-face images here because that's what seems to get the most attention.  :)

If you would like, I can share some classic nudes with you that I think you may like.  If you don't like them, no harm done.

I love your work!
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I wish you a beautiful day.:icontruesmiles:Happy Birthday by RogerKeithBarrett
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lloyd-art Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
My pleasure:):heart:
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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lloyd-art Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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LORETANA Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: I wish you only the positive impressions of this year!
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lloyd-art Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.. and thanks for remembering..
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LORETANA Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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