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.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
New Mixed Media Work: "Ponder"
"Ponder" is a 40" x 30" mixed media piece on canvas. I used inks, watercolors, acrylics, and various textural materials to create this work. This is part of a new series of work wherein I am bringing in color and texture to the horse/figurative collage and mixed media 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.