For Whom do You Paint?

When you wonder if your style has gone out of style, doubts stir and you question why and for whom you paint.  To paint is not an option; it is an obsession – passion.  Artists desire to express inner feelings about the world and what we see.  Painting,...

What went wrong? Perhaps the answer is here.

Not every work of art we do meets our expectations.  The image in our head sometimes doesn’t materialize.  So, a ‘what went wrong’ analysis is needed.  Here are some questions to ask. Is the drawing correct? Is there a good composition? Are the hues clear? Is there a...

One Caveat

As artists our time is spent primarily with ourselves.  The hours fly by unencumbered.  Creativity knows not the limits of time and as we become engaged in our work, time, for us, seems to stand still.  Others may look upon our solitary seclusion as selfish and to...

Style

Style for me is a state of continual development – not static. When art becomes static, the beauty is lost. New experiences bring new interpretations. The mark of the artist is not lost; it remains part of the painting fabric through subtle shifts in style and...

What makes a great painting?

As artists we strive to create a new perspective with our paintings, not merely a technical copy of what is before us. All our tools – medium, composition, values, hues, shapes, lines, brushwork etcetera – are called into play. We instinctively sense...

Welcome

During this journey as an artist, I have realized there is much worth sharing. With the launch of my new website, Alana Knuff Fine Art, I now have a forum upon which to communicate to you my thoughts – what inspires my work, lessons that have been learned and...