Thursday, February 10, 2011
So I started a new painting that I plan to donate to an auction to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. I had thought about this thing for a few days...I lay awake in my bed morphing the painting on the backs of my eyelids, changing the composition, subject matter, colors etc...over and over again. Finally I just started it and started with a few washes of blues...and the next day brought it to the art room where I teach. It's in the back of the room, propped up on the counter and cabinets, and I found myself looking into the details of the washes just the way I always have ....and all of my ideas gave way to the new visions I was seeing in the layered and tempered hues of blue. So I stayed late the other night and after work began painting into it...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
As an artist I find that I am almost always creating something,...wherever I go. It seems that I somehow find inspiration in the most obvious and most strange of places. Sometimes I start doodling and it turns into a huge piece,...but I ended up making it with cheap paints, sharpies, pencil, on copy paper, a napkin, my blackbook or whatever was in front of me at the time. I am rethinking many things I do as an artist these days; one of them being more prepared to create finished works using quality materials. I am now planning to purchase a decent sized, yet very portable carrying portfolio case, and will have some preferred pieces of hq artist boards and papers that I like to work on. I am starting to assume and anticipate that there is a crazy good chance that whatever I am working on will be brought to completion as a finished, presentable, sell-able piece of art. Feels good to make some deliberate, mature decisions to move forward as an artist and take my work more seriously. The trick in all of this is, of course, to not take myself too seriously and still start off as carefree whimsy if I so desire...
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010