Friday, January 2, 2009
I'm currently using this blog as a sort of personal journal to track my progress as an artist. Even though I don't plan on sharing this initially, I still feel the need to include some type of introduction.
My father was an artist and is who taught me to draw. From him I learned to use graphite and colored pencils and how to reproduce a photographic image with absolutely realism. I took art classes through high school (the piece to the right is a watercolor, ink painting I did in HS), but eventually moved on to other things. I hold a degree in History, as well as one in Interior Design. My work as a designer helped to reignite my creative spirit. I began collecting art about 8 years ago and in turn became inspired to create some of my own. My love of color has led me toward painting, but unlike pencil, I have a lot to
I am a perfectionist and have great difficulty being a student. I rarely sit down and simply draw or play with my art. I typically sit down with the express purpose of producing a finished painting that I can frame or sell. The difficulty with this comes from my lack of knowledge regarding paint materials and techniques. While I have the natural ability, I am self-taught and often run into difficulty making the materials do what I want them to. I have no creative/artist friends which makes it quite challenging at times to stay motivated or inspired. And there is no one to ask simple questions. I hope that this blog will eventually lead to my developing a circle of artist friends with whom I can enjoy the creative process.