Checking out the Gallery
May 24, 2012
As I've mentioned before, everyday when I sign into Bluecanvas, I like to check out the gallery. If something draws me in then I check out that particular artist. Sometimes its only the featured piece and sometimes I'll see something that I must check out. I may or may not present a star. It depends on how different and unique the piece actually is.
Recently I was invited to join two groups which I accepted because it means someone likes what I've done to have them share it as well.
I've seen some incredible pieces. Some stuff that is surprisingly well done that you become speechless. I have to look at it a day or so later to really appreciate it. Not every artist includes how the piece was made. I'm more intrigued by pieces that are done by hand as opposed to works that are done digitally or with a computer program.
I am old school when it comes to the creative process. I do keep up with the latest technology, and I try to imitate what I see even if it is being done on a computer. I love the challenge that creating art allows.
It's good to get the acknowledgement from our peers. It means a lot to me when someone comments on my work or my blog because as a writer that is just as important. It's all ART to me. I'll begin acknowleding some of the artist that I view that really stand out or have done works similar to something I've done many years ago. My paintings have more of an abstract feel. They aren't as detailed as my smaller pieces. Being self taught I'm still developing my painting skills on the large scale. I have about ten pieces of 16" x 20" canvas to paint and then I think I'll stay away from the large stuff for a while. I want to focus on the smaller pieces since I feel comfortable with those. It's not as time consuming.
When I was in my late teens, I created my own Characters. I would put them into costumes that I had envisioned and sometimes from other stars and designers. Since the characters were part of a singing group, Labelle was a big influence.
I've resurrected some of my characters to give them new life in other ways. I can use them in greeting cards, bookmarks and whatever else I can think of.
I am thinking about doing a short video on how a painting or drawing comes together. Recently I've photographed a few pieces step by step to show the progress an image makes before it is finished in my mind.
Since I've completed the Geisha painting I'm going to take a break before I begin a new painting. I have a one day job coming up and I need to study my manual so I can be as prepared as I possibly can.
Getting back into the workforce is not that easy especially when I'm not sure it's where I should be. I don't want to get back into a job just for the money. I need to be able to enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying creating art.
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