It has been awhile since I shared where I am at :-)I am in metamorphism and one that has been a very long time in the making. I think it is very hard work to be an artist these days because technology moves so quickly and you really have to learn so much more to remain self sufficient. All social networks are set up now to push your work to the public. Add to that there are now many companies trying to cash in on artist’s work by doing it all for you as 1 in a million on their marketplace. I have spent from 2006 till now in water wings learning websites and digital programs on desktop and Kindle. I enjoy digital art very much but as of late I have yearned to paint, so that is the new heading, although even those materials have changed oils that don’t use solvents and come in stick form and wood canvases…so much to explore.
I want the intimacy of working back, most times people don’t know what I am doing sitting at the computer day after day, yet if I was sitting before a canvas doing the same thing I would be surrounded and sometimes that is really nice. When I finish a digital work and log off my computer, I still don’t have anything that can be held in my hand or put on the wall to live with for a few days in contemplation of what works and doesn’t. So long story short I will be posting paintings here in their progress. This is a journey I have decide is worth making and sharing the ride of. And I am returning to my local art community for inspiration and camaraderie. It is not easy; the recluse is much easier for me to be, but Peoria, Il is rich with the arts and very talented artists, traditional and digital.
This is your view of an artist in their studio, enjoy, make yourself at home and come back often. Leave a comment, ask a question both contribute to my growth and will get a whole hearted response! 🙂