Sunday, March 16, 2008

Suspended Energy

I love all art in general but to produce my art I prefer certain mediums. For a long time I was using Mixed Media and my art was expressionistic, a medium and style I still like to use. Later I tried with Encaustics to produce Abstract Art. I found it fascinating, but found myself frequently lost with my composition, I felt I could compose a paint pour much easier than using brushes and knifes for my art. Shortly after that I came across WetCanvas and learned to draw, while doing the 101 class in the Drawing and Sketching forum. It was there that I met outstanding artist Michael Newberry ,who introduced me to the magical world of realism in Charcoal, Pastel and Painting over Grisaille in oil. I know I have gown with his mentoring and I love doing this, but it takes patience and perserverance together with being something that cannot be finished in a couple of days. I have accepted this with pleasure and motivation, working everyday on my painting and knowing that when it is done I will try to do another.

In the meantime I need that thrill that Abstract Art causes when facing a blank canvas, letting go and not relly knowing where your marks and colors will take you.

This one is the first of a series I will be posting here and will be showing in a group show at the Bellas Artes Institute of San Luis Potosì.

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 40X40 inches.


Billie Crain said...

Mary, it's so good to see you haven't forgotten your first love...abstract. you have a wonderful gift for this style!

Mary said...

Thank you Billie, for your comment and for finding this blog. :)

Pilan said...
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Pilan said...

This is exactly why you are such a wonderful artist Mary. You have that acceptance to doing something different even when it means doing something you don't want to do at first. But, in the end those who persevere gain knowledge and skill in many areas as you have.