Thursday, March 30, 2017

Study in Black and White 3

There are things in this study I like very much, but over all I am still undecided on how much I like it.  I just haven't figure it out yet.

12" x 12" mixed media and collage in sketch book

Monday, March 27, 2017

Study in Black and White 2

This has so much power and energy! I really like it, and it was fun to do. Destined to be a larger painting too. 

12" x 12" mixed media and collage in sketch book

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Study in Black and White 1

I really enjoy working in my sketch book this way. I also like this one very much and I think it will become a much larger painting.

12" x 12" collage and mixed media in sketch book

Monday, March 20, 2017

Work in Progress 2

It's most likely that I'll be posting sketches and works in progress for a while.
This is #2 of 4. I haven't photographed the others yet. I will post them when I get that done.

12" x 12" Acrylic and mixed media on canvas board
work in progress 2

Friday, March 17, 2017

New Beginnings

I've enrolled in an online art class called Creative Visionary Path. It's taught by Nicholas Wilton of Art2Life. I was hoping it would give me a kick in the rear to get back to work - and it is doing just that. It is turning out to be the absolute best investment I've made in a long time. Excellent program,  excellent teacher and coaches, it is truly top-notch and everything about this is just what I needed.

That doesn't mean it's easy! It's actually very challenging and making me rethink a lot of things. My life is still a bit of a mess. Crises after crises just keeps coming, and it feels like my life is fracturing and crumbling all around me sometimes. I cling to my faith and trust in Yeshua - and this gives me a reprieve and new focus, although it is very difficult to get my creativity and art together when nothing else in life is working so well. However - it is getting better, slowly - but it is getting better and I am learning.  Learning and changing. At least I hope I am...

12" x 12" Acrylic and mixed media on canvas board - experimental
work in progress

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cy Twombly

I fell crazy in love with this triptych by Cy Twombly! Probably the reason I had to go back 3 times.

Three Studies from the Temeraire by Cy Twombly

I really have no idea why this moves me so much but it sure does. I could not get enough of it. It is enormous! Each canvas is around 8 feet by 7 feet. Each one is a little different size, so that's just an educated guess, but it's huge. You can't really appreciate the subtlety, the line work, or brush work from these.