Sunday, April 14, 2013
'ON MY EASEL' HOW I CREATE MY ART
Hey, folks. I'm starting a new section on my blog called 'on my EASEL'. This will feature new work that I will be creating, as well as recent abstract work from 2012 and some earlier works that I have yet to feature on my blog. I thought to create this section to share with you the whys, the whats and the hows about my process of painting. The hows and whys about coming up with the ideas, colors, forms and the how I approach a painting from technique to thought process.
I think an artist's thought process is so important to get to know the artist's inner soul. It helps you to get to know how the artists thinks and feels. I thought I would like to start this section to give you a 'play by play' of the world that I go into when I am creating. I will talk about what I am inspired by. It could be colors, shapes, memories of certain experiences, patterns and emotions/feelings. conversations with other people, reading, looking out my windows at nature and so on... For me, when I am approaching a conceptual piece it always starts with a feeling or idea in my mind. When painting abstract, it starts with some things more ambiguos like colors, shapes and patterns that I am imagining in my head. Some days are feeling like a yellow day and some days a crimson day and so on.... Some times I see a beautiful color and need to paint it out to see how it feels. Some times circles or squares keep nagging at me until I put the paint on the canvas. I never know what will capture my attention and be in the fore front of my mind when I am painting or creating anything so follow along with me as I try to explain my unexplainable process of creating art.
Check back to see what's 'on my EASEL'. I hope to see you here again!