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.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
"Primitive Horse": Horse Collage/Mixed Media
"Primitive Horse" is part of "The Horse: A Guide to the Unknown" series of horse collage/mixed media pieces I've been creating. This work is 36"x 40" and I used acrylic ink, tech ink, acrylic, watercolor and collage on canvas.
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.