Artist blog about abstract figurative oil painting and contemporary collage. Discussion about painting in the studio and the creative process of painting abstract and impressionistic oil paintings.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Abstract Figurative Oil Painting: Fourth In A Series
This figure is stepping into the world with intention and clear vision. I was drawn to the movement implied by the right leg. In this abstract figurative painting, I am using lots of indian yellow, cadmium yellow medium, transparent red oxide, burnt sienna, and titanium white. There is a lot of impasto paint application.
I always wanted to be an artist. I love the materials of art: the firmness of a hog bristle brush, the creamy thickness of oil paint, the texture of bark paper, the smell of plaster. I love stepping into the mystery of creation; not knowing what is going to happen and being astonished by the image that emerges. I'm drawn to exploring the reaches of the
imagination and the orphaned off parts of the self. I like to see what bubbles up from the unconscious mind.