Sunday, February 8, 2015
Saturday, July 19, 2014
|Promarker and Ink|
My friend was being helpful. She flipped through my sketchbook (something I rarely let people do) and looked up at me and said, "Who's it for?"
I often ask myself who I make the art for, who's my audience? It's another way of asking 'why do you make art?' Implied in all of the versions of these questions is -- 'why create it if you aren't trying to sell it?'
The truth is I'm not one of those artists who will say I only make things because I am inspired and feel compelled to create. It's true, I do often create just because, but I can't deny that part of my making is social. I want other people to see what I've made, to own it for themselves, to enjoy what I've created. Sometimes I need to be compensated for it (art is expensive) other times I need to just give it away.
When I am in an inspiration slump I ask myself 'who's it for?' Most times that get me going.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
|It was nice to get back to the acrylics.|
I love my markers. Watercolor and ink speak to me. But acrylic paints are my first love.
Here's my latest painting. She's a multilayered reworking of a painting gone wrong. I still have a lot to do to finish her, but I love the way she's turning out.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
|Watercolor and ink. WIP.|
I really want to be painting with acrylics and on a large scale, but my thumb still isn't better. But never fear, I can hold a pen! So, I've started on a new series. Using watercolor washes and inks, these new pieces are really speaking to me. I am excited about exploring with inks. I can't wait until my arm and hand are 100 percent so I can try out the ink with the large scale painting.
There will be new prints in the shop in the next week or so. Hopefully, I'll have a few of these new pieces finishes to offer.