Friday, September 17, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things!

So for our first painting we had to bring three of our favourite things, compose and take a photo of them then paint it. I chose my favourite shoes as any girl would, a hookah pipe which was a gift from Caroline and a glass bead neck piece i got from Karen. It was so exciting to start painting but this was a struggle for me because it was here that I learnt that there is more to painting than laying colours on a canvas, there were different hues, shades, lines, surfaces and folds that need to emerge from the nothingness of the canvas. I do think though that what enjoyed most is the use of all the colours on my palette resulting in this explosion of colour!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Something for the birds

The quickest painting I have ever completed. I was done in two sittings, well actually the initial sitting was a session of throwing industrial enamel (black) then I took the piece home for some inspiration and to try find form...I got nothing. Six months later I grabbed the piece from my ironing board because I had nothing else to work on and took it to the studio. I set it down and viola! I found about six bird forms and highlighted them with pastel colours and I was done. This was for me the first time I felt creative as an artist because I wasn't painting from a tangible object. It is quite a brilliant painting and I did it with minimum painter's block so I LOVED IT! I will try and get a better quality image so that the brilliance shines through *giggles*

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Exhibit A!!!

I had my first exhibition this past weekend and absolutely loved it. It was a huge ego boost for me, I got a lot of positive feedback about the pieces that were exhibited and a ton of amazing tips from other artists. My friends showed up in droves, it is so nice to be reminded of all the people who've 'got my back'.I also sold a painting, the Fire on the Mountain, it felt good to sell but I was a tiny bit sad to part with that piece because I adore it but now you can call me Artist Cita, R-E-S-P-E-C-T!