I snuck this one in the other night between other obligations!
Despite being fully self employed, it can still be hard to have time to make art. Sometimes when I look at my schedule, I realize I won't be able to paint for a few days, so I'll usually try to sneak in a late night session.
It is so rewarding to create time to paint!
This piece is was done for a woman who has become a friend and a patron. I am honored that people want work done by me!
I hope to continue this series, exploring the way animals and humans are connected.
I finished this painting over the summer and have just had it either taped to my studio wall or rolled up and protected! It is 56"x36" and stretcher bars went on sale (still ran me like $75.00) so I finally got them and stretched it! Looks clean.
I walked it down the street (the winds of Livingston really wanted to take it away :) ) to the Livingston Center for Arts and Culture. They are having a community show, February 24th through March 19,with the opening reception March 4th!
If you're in the area, come on down and see the work Livingston has to offer!
in November, I had a great growing experience. A college being built in Missoula, MT, put out a call for art. I felt that the folks calling for the art were really open to ideas and flexible, which gave me the freedom to think large and creatively.
I was fully inspired and felt the only way to get across my ideas was to prep a few "example" which also pushed me to create work I could stand behind proudly. Click to see the 3 pieces and read about my proposal!
in my journey so far, I feel like I've been avidly pursuing technique and comfort with a paintbrush in my hand. Still lives, excercises etc etc.
I always felt a little bit like my 'ideas' or personal voice would eventually come out. Perhaps this is the hardest part of art for me- what do I want to say?
After watching a documentary about Amy Winehouse, I dragged myself, cold in tow, down to the studio to 'speak' and tell my stories.
What happened in those late night hours was almost trance-like. I didn't really think anyone would 'like' the work. But, I was surprised by a lot of positive feedback. .
These pieces are not wrapped or anything, but I wanted to share them. They are made with latex wall paint on canvas (I love the freedom of this medium... And hope to incorporate oils into it eventually). They're large scale, which I find more and more I enjoy working in. Keeps me loose and free. Anyways, this is the direction I finally think I'm heading