This was going to be a series of two together with the previous one, but to me this one has a different feel to it so I have titled it with a new name.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
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.