The last couple of weeks have been very hectic and I have had to make a lot of adjustments. The upside, and it's a big one, is that I have completed a tremendous amount of work despite the turmoil of moving equipment and supplies to a new studio space.
It requires an extreme amount of focus to successfully conceptualize and schedule the creation of a cohesive body of work. I am only just getting a handle on my #wildwomanportrait universe after three years of hard work, photo shoots, conversations, concept development, and character illustrations. Obsession with ideas vs creativity and productivity My solution has … Continue reading Being an Idea Person is Difficult…
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If I'm honest, it hadn't occurred to me that artists wouldn't consider submitting their work for publication or an art prize to be noteworthy. I spent four months of very focused effort on my first conceptual series and felt extremely accomplished upon submission. Not only did I meet a hard deadline early, I focused on my personal conceptual work for the first time outside of college.
This preliminary body of work is as much a glimpse into the artist's private process as it is a presentation of conceptual art investigating the social strata of what it means to be a modern woman. The sketchbook pages included in this collection are an embodiment of the organic process of the artist's journey from … Continue reading Wild Woman Portrait Concepts
As you can see, I am making steady progress on my current commissioned oil painting. At this stage, the imprimatura is completed
I seem to have a ridiculous obsession with them, stemming from my wider appreciation for books and papers of all kinds.
As most of you know, I have been working on a commissioned oil painting for the last six months. It is not a project that would normally take quite this long, but I'm not in a position to paint full time just yet and there were a lot of family events over the holidays. Overall, … Continue reading Painting Commission: French Maran Rooster WIP Photos
The rooster commission (pictured above) that I am currently working on was started with an imprimatura technique. The information linked is much more involved than I am using in this painting, but is a great reference for understanding the technique and the impact it has on the quality of a painting.