Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
This Saturday and Sunday UPCYCLING at the LA Municipal Art Gallery!!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
In working with the paintings I was having a hard time knowing what I was going to paint on the layers.... I did a few things that just ruined my layers by painting figures on the - I kinda liked the abstracted painted layers by it self... but still fet like it needed MORE.. but then just went a lil over board... I have felt that it is such a thin line... so it makes me feel really pressured when I create a great set of layers and then I become afraid to ruin it... It is actually pretty funny to think about how attached I become to something that is so abstract when creating it.
I had begun looking thru photos I had taken to find inspiration or poses that I might like to create and sketch/ paint into the painting.... and somehow - I guess from watching those old vids of other peoples artwork - I decided to do a stencil. I was just practicing - to see how it worked and how it would come out. I had seen recently some really cool stencils... I made one and had to use auto primer - since it was the only "spray" paint I had... hahaha ... But I really loved it! I have began work on a few more - and have been seeing about painting within the stencil in some away -- kinda bringing all my work together... I'll get some real paint soon, and post some work... but till then.... Here is the stencil I was working on - It is on a cardboard box that I use to work on... but I love how THAT effected the outcome.... I'll get better as I go along. -- More to come soon! =)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Soooo I am still trying to figure out the look and feel that I want.... But I have been trying to juggle collage (paper, found objects) dripping- running layers of paint - a bit of abstraction and then loose sketching... I LOVE the layers of paint... I always find small sections of a whole pice that I just love the look and feel and visual texture - but just lil random areas in it -- So I am still working on making a look that I like and I can repeat as a style... still trying different things out.... But here are a few of the pieces that I have been working on...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
In the past few weeks I have been looking for a new way of doing the artwork I want to create... and then I decided that it is important to use up the things that "I have" VS continuing to STORE these different things that I find or buy or have been bought for me.... I seem to acquire art supplies or stuff that I have partly used but then I have "left overs" or art supplies that I might "someday" use. I think that I just want to see about USING them... taking what i have and making something of it VS wanting something that I don't have and struggling to create something without it...
Part of this is just for me to appreciate the things that I have and use them!!! I am ALWAYS thinking about how I might need them or want them for this or that down the road... but I am really trying to take advantage of what I HAVE - put it to whatever use I can in the here and NOW! And so far it has been kinda cool... because I feel like I am CLEANING my storage space in some ways and in others it is just nice to have a change of focus... not to be focusing on SAVING for when i might NEED it...(like NORMAL) but putting it to SOME use - ANY use now and not feeling BAD about how I might WASTE it on some art piece that I might not like later... or might ruin.
That is ALWAYS a hard thing for me!!! Because if I am going to make something then I like to know what it is going to be like and IF I can do it BEFORE I ever start.... and ONCE I do start then if it changes then OK... but I just have a big hang up about not wasting my materials or time in doing something... I just like it done the way I DESIRE or see it in my minds eye! .... or I am fine with waiting till it can be... SO I guess I am trying to change that somewhat .... and live in the today some.