I have had some time to slow down a bit and process some of my current ideas. Still planning on doing some prints...sometime. Just a heads up, my paintings are moving a bit more abstract. I have been trying for so long to paint and create art that has a least some form of realism in it...that is changing. When I slow down and start to really think about the art I want to create, well its not realistic. I'm having a difficult time with this. Difficult in the sense that I never really envisioned myself as "one of those types". See, abstract, especially non-objective art is often times viewed as well, not art. Often times when people are unable to see something from reality or at the very least something somewhat recognizable in a piece of art they dismiss it. It is the dismissing part that makes it difficult. Personally, I don't want my work to be viewed this way. I suppose that is the feeling of most artist who put a tremendous amount of time and energy into their work
Over the years I have become quite fond of art that is uncomplicated and uncluttered. Art that is void of useless and pointless stuff that is totally unnecessary. It's kind of like seeing a photo of say a light bulb resting on a table, shot in black and white with just the right amount of contrast...it doesn't need anything else, it just works. Maybe its my age, maybe maturity (not likely), experience or quite possibly it something that has always been there and I am finally allowing myself to be "one of those types". Either way, it is freeing and extremely powerful...all at the same. I'm curious to see what happens.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Well, the show has come and gone. I have to say I am quite relieved. A lot of work went into pulling it all together and I certainly enjoyed it but I am ready to get back to a "normal" pace...whatever that is. I do know that it does not involve painting until the wee hours of the night...at least not right now!
If you are interested in purchasing a piece or have questions about mediums or dimensions please contact me and I will let you know if it is still available.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This song makes me want to jump up on the tables and tear it up! Certainly takes me to another place. When I want to zone out and push everything else aside...this song does that for me.
By the way, things are coming together for the show. On the home stretch now. Hope to see you at the Phoenix on Friday night!
Friday, October 2, 2009
This weekend is going to be jam packed with stuff to do and people to see. A close friend just had a baby today, her third. Some friends of ours are getting married tomorrow, so tonight is the rehearsal dinner. Sunday looks just as full, church followed by a short break and then off to a cookout at some friends house. Am I complaining? I suppose it could be just the opposite...no friends or people who showed any interest in me or loved me or cared if took another breath...so it's all good, just busy. (Tonya please don't try and correct my grammar, punctuation etc. FOR I KNOW IT IS LOUSY.)
Finally I need to find some time in between to get some work done. Last night was a late one, finally washed out my brushes and shut the lights out at 12:30...am. Then I was supposed to be up at 6am for my usual morning walk. Well, I got out of bed at twenty after seven and rolled into work a few minutes late. Slammed down a peanut butter granola bar and a half gallon of coffee and off we went.
Forecast for the upcoming week: see previous paragraph.
This little video I have posted for your pleasure is by a duo from San Francisco -Pomplamoose. Always impressive and entertaining. Basically I really did their stuff. Hope you do to.
Cheers to the weekend!