Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
I have decided to post and ponder my process with everyone. I think too often we want to only show our 'best', 'completed', 'finished' selves...and hey, who is EVER really there!!!? So I am going to post my process and see if anyone out there can give me any help, feedback, etc. Surely I have problems "such as are common to man".
So today I am looking at the sketches that I do to 'get to know' subjects before I attempt to paint them. Man, I can do the loosest, "spirit of the subject" drawing when I am scrawling in my journal with my cheap Bic pen (love those cheap Bic pens!!), and then I try to retain that spirit when I paint...and it's "tighten up city" for me. I love love love just staying in the "shape" realm...triangles, squares, rectangles...and I feel that all of that looseness really gets at the 'sense' of the thing.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
"My artist performs best when the stakes are lower."
And so it is with me, I do my best work when I just do, and try, lots of different possibilities...see what works, what NEEDS to be included, what NEEDS to be left out.