Thursday, February 23, 2012
Art is an evolutionary process that changes only when the artist is searching for something new, something unexplored within himself, something that reignites his own inner flame. It is within the passion to find one's own authenticity that creativity emerges. "Hesitation" is a symbolic painting that deals with fear, the fear of change and how frozen we become in that fear. the light on her shoulder represents prevailing change, an awakening.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I try to break things down into flat shapes and patterns tying one shape into another forming an abstraction, for me this approach is the easiest way to find a strong design. It does not matter what the subject is everything when broken down will form an abstraction. instead of thinking what more can I put in I think what can I eliminate , what patterns and shapes can I tie together. I look for passive areas to play against active areas. rich color against gray areas. Compliments played against each other will create how dynamic the painting will be. This is the technical part of painting, what you are trying to express is what is most important.