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, August 7, 2009
"Connection" painting in Arkansas State Capitol
An Arkansas collector has displayed my mixed media painting "Connection" at the Arkansas State Capitol for a few months. This piece is 18"x24 on canvas and was painted with ink, gesso, fluid acrylics, and Mexican bark paper.
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.