Remember the background!
“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
An artist must create a background. No matter musician, painter, writer, dancer or actor, we all must have a background, a beginning; a point from which our work and our lives begin to live.
The background is more than just a stage or foundation. It is more than a smattering of color in a painting and more than a random coloring of history in a story.
It is more than the melody that threads together the chorus and more than the step that connects the pirouette. It is more than the scenery beyond the actors face, and it is more than the first chord that any musician plays.
The background is the primal voice of our art. It is the first echo…
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