I have been playing around with textures, backgrounds and stencils, but I haven't put a finish on any of them until this week. I decided to create a self portrait over one of them, and here it is as a work in progress.
It seems that with each new location to which life takes me, my artwork shifts in accordance. I am experimenting with a new location, Clifton, New Jersey to be exact, and the artwork that has come from this move is purely experimental.
I have always admired Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppies, and the them of my new kitchen is red and poppies (yes, I know that my artwork shouldn't match a decorative theme, but at least I didn't match it to the couch!) so I wanted to create my own poppy inspired piece.
I love experimenting with texture, both implied and real...and here I took different colored pieces of thick paper and collaged them into my design.
Let me know what you think of it!
This is one of the latest pieces that I am working on. I know it looks a little crazy like this, but I promise it will be a stunner when its completed. Its a big piece, 24" x 18", and the concept is that the crazy colored lines will act as a resist as I complete the drypoint over it. So the colors are just some tape that I used to block out the lines (I hope the patterns don't sear my eyes before I finish...It already makes me a little anxious!) and the image is of the Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock. The lines actually mark out the Manhattan street grid from the one landmark to the other. I will keep you posted on its progress, and the wheels are already spinning to make this into a series!
I've never really written a blog, but it seems like an interesting new thing to try. I am going to use this to give an insight into what goes on in my studio, what I'm working on, tips and techniques that I am trying, and news and events that are coming up. I'm excited to see what this new platform can offer.