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.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Figurative Collage: Finis!
I finished the figurative collage of two women in conversation. Meanwhile, ten pieces of my art were placed in a gallery in Capitola, California called Phoebe's Gallery (collage and oil landscapes). Additionally, eight original collage pieces are on display at Harmonics, Inc in Sunnyvale, California until early April.
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.