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, December 20, 2009
New Mixed Media Work: Horse
This is a 48" x 36" mixed media work on canvas. I used acrylic and tech inks, acrylic, watercolor, and collage. I started with a calligraphic drawing of the horse and then applied inks and acrylics and texture over the entire canvas. In the last stage, collage pieces were adhered to the support.
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.