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, December 12, 2009
"We Know Each Other": Refinement to New Abstract Figurative Collage
I've made some refinements to the previously posted "We Know Each Other", which was a work in progress. I've further defined the face of the horse, added warmth to the background beige color and added a few pieces of collage to this work. Finis!
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.