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.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Figurative Collage: Ongoing Work
I'm continuing to work on the figurative collage I began last night of the two women in conversation. Here are two pictures of my progression so far today. I enjoy the process of creating collage; it is like piecing together a puzzle (very different from oil painting).
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.