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.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Figurative Oil: Fifth In A Series
This figure is waiting. When I think of the solo figure waiting, I think of the existential play: "Waiting For Godot". Those are the words that come to mind. What is she waiting for? What are any of us waiting for?
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.