Saturday, November 29, 2014

Experiments in Black and White

Last month, I took a workshop in Victoria BC with Steve Aimone, "The Spiritual Language of Art". We explored abstract painting with exercises in nonobjective composition and the process of abstracting from a reference. This workshop challenged and pushed me in ways that often felt very uncomfortable. My struggles made me realize that I need a regular studio practice to learn the elements of design inside and out. Knowing these elements intimately will help them become more intuitive in my artwork. I want my artwork to come from my intuition which is often elusive. It's hard to turn my left brain off and trust my right brain to take over and go for it. I'm starting with 9x12 inch black and white drawings/paintings on paper. Here's number 1.

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