Archive for May 2012
Hello! It has been a really long time since my last post. The last month or so I have been really trying to push myself out of my comfort zone art wise and do some different work. The process has been….well to be honest pretty ugly, I made some bad, bad paintings (none of which I am brave enough to post here yet). But! For someone who is a little bit of a timid painter, making an ugly painting with gusto was just what I needed. Those hideous, time-consuming paintings opened me up enough to create the painting above which I am really happy with. It is called, “Run!”. The newer works I’m trying to create are a little less straight forward, and delve move into deep-seated feelings and fears, in a bit of a surrealistic setting. One of the main feelings Run! deals with is anxiety…something I’m not familiar with at all (sarcastic tone here). I’m also trying to incorporate pattern and kind of build on the pattern and decoration movement of the late 70′s and early 80′s, which I have always loved. Anyways, enough art mumbo-jumbo!
Here’s the painting I finished right before Run!, it is called “Forgotten Daughter”:
This one dealt with loneliness and memory.
In other arty news, I’ve got my first, First Friday gig this weekend. First Friday is this big art night in San Antonio, it’s a blast. Lots of art, people, music and drinks. I’ve been as a visitor a few times now, but this is my first time to show some art. I’ll be showing at the house right on S. Alamo with the music and Chinese lanterns out front (just in case anyone reading this is from San Antonio ;). Wish me luck!