Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Beyond the Studio

As I read other artists' blogs it is gratifying to see that we are all in search of subject matter for inspiration to draw and paint.

In these last few days since coming on board, I have overwhelmed myself looking at the wonderful works of artists mentioned on Annie Salnes's blog.

All this to say that going Blog requires one to look up and out from the discipline and safety of the studio and join hands in the name of creativity.  Art making can be isolating and insulating.  Extending one's self to not only the community but to other artists balances out a need I became too busy to notice.

The second posting is a gesture drawn from notes taken at a rehearsal with Alonzo King Ballet.  His company is high on energy and dynamic moves.  I rally whenever he comes to town or nearby :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Adventuring into the blog world as an artist


After  a month of acquainting myself with the blog activity of other artists I am ready to begin posting small studies from quick sketches at dance rehearsals I have attended this year.  

The original gestures are being translated to 9 by 12 inch bristol paper using an apple twig and black ink on thin acrylic paint.  This application allows for the irregular lines that help accentuate the figures movement and by freeing up the anatomy of the figure.  

These gestures will appear frequently on this blog.  After a month or so of practice, I plan to post such works for sale at an affordable price and hopefully  eventually move into posting paintings as well.  Any input, questions, and especially conversations are welcome.