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, October 17, 2009
"We Know Each Other": New Abstract Figurative Collage
This is one of the four new collage works I've been working on within the last week. This piece is 24" x 24" on cradled board using papers (newsprint, corrugated cardboard, painted watercolor papers), ink, gesso, watercolor, and acrylic paint. This work is informed by my inquiry into human/equine relationships, as well as an exploration of color within this body of work.
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.