Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Process

I'm a huge fan of taking "in-progress shots" of my paintings as I work on them. It's pretty amazing how paintings evolve from the original idea they spring from. There have been countless times when I think of something that I really want to paint, and I form a mental picture of what my painting will look like. My paintings NEVER turn out the way they appear in that initial daydream.

The great thing about being in an art school is that I'm surrounded by so many artists, all of which have unique artist's eyes. Whenever I hit a wall, there is always someone close by that is willing to critique my work and help me progress. Because I am lucky enough to receive so much input regarding my paintings, I think it is even more important to document the changes that happen from beginning to end. These changes are a reflection of what I learn from class, the advice I get from professors, the opinions of my studio-mates, my own self-reflection and so much more.

And so... here is an example of painting evolution:

This is where I am right now. I'll keep you posted on when the paintings are complete.
Better quality photos on my website are to follow.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Metallic Seduction, Embrace, Temptation, or Euphoria... What's your lip color?

In-progress painting... one of my lipstick triptych

Another day at the office

Nothing beats the feeling of coming into the studio ready to paint the day away. It gets lonely and frustrating in here... but I wouldn't trade it for the world.