Friday, September 17, 2010
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
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
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!