|'THE CALLING' 24 x 18 acrylic on canvas (c) Loren Fidalgo 2016|
Hey guys...it's Loren here. I want to share this painting with you. It's titled, 'THE CALLING'.
I was looking at this painting after completing it and one day I realized why I had titled it, 'THE CALLING'. I was thinking about how when looking at the center of the painting, it pulls me in like I am on a path, a road and a journey like someone, something is calling me. I have had experiences in my life that felt like a calling but never in the way that I was called to paint. I write about this in my blog. I write about how I was struck on the head by a ceramic vase and approx. 1 month later, I began to have this compelling, need, desire and compulsion to paint, to express myself through oil painting. You can read more about this story here.
Since the day I had the head injury, I have been painting and creating art more furiously and I am finding myself on this surprising journey. I have this need to express myself more deeply and to touch others with my interpretation of my world, my consciousness and my creative life that is filled with so many ideas, thoughts and feelings. I have had a very traumatic child hood and I have dealt with serious illness my entire adult life.. These experiences have made me the creative being I am today. I have a need to share my story and I hope that it resonates with you the reader. How do I do this and at the same time keep the privacy that I need to have? I ask myself these questions everyday. I wonder and I go back and forth over this issue everyday.
So, this painting,'THE CALLING' I believe is a communication, a revealing about where I am at this point in my creative expression and my personal world. It''s about always trying to find my way in this crazy maze I call 'life'!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
|'THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE' 28x22 acrylic on canvas (c) Loren Fidalgo 2016|
I'm excited about this new body of work. It is a subject matter that I was not familiar with and I love working on these paintings. I have been experimenting with lots of texture and loads of color. Reflections, light, skies and water are some of the elements in these paintings. Dark and light are also revealed.. All paintings are painted with a palette knife which is how I achieve the textural effects and marks.. No brush.I have been using a palette knife for a long time now and I have now begun using my palette knife as a brush, moving it and the paint around the canvas. There a lot of energy and emotion in these pieces, which I really love the process of painting them.
I am enjoying this new body of work. It is a subject matter that I was not familiar with and I love working on these paintings.
Stay tuned in because there are more landscapes coming soon.