Ep 107: Elements 21 – Character. Tatyana Kulida talks to Pip Adam about Henry Miller’s ‘To Paint is to Love Again’.

In the third episode in the Character season of Elements, I talk to Tatyana Kulida about character and how it relates to her work. We use Henry Miller’s book ‘To Paint is to Love Again’ as a starting point for this discussion.

Tatyana Kulida (Photo credit Flair Studios)
Painting by Tatyana Kulida

Some of the things we talk about are:

Here is a link to Tatyana’s website


I feel really lucky in this episode because Tatyana has offered a really amazing exercise which appears at the end of this episode. Tatyana suggests looking at a picture (it might be of a character) and making the simplest ‘envelope’ for that picture. The idea is to abstract the image into simple shapes – like a triangle or a square. Here are a couple of images that will help you will this exercise.

Thank you Copyright Licensing New Zealand for funding the Elements series.

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