Like many artists, I work out ideas through a series of paintings, rather than individual pieces. The series format helps me focus on process, and not get too precious about any one piece. It helps me keep in the flow of art-making. I am not concerned about whether the resulting pieces "hang together" or not. I use the series as my process, which is why my class (May 31 - June3) is called "Abstract Painting: Series as Process". Here is a little video of the development of one piece, the first in a series, in which I talk a little bit about my inner process as I work:
|This shows some of the sequence of the piece.|
|This is almost finished, but I need to let it sit for a while, and do many more. This is 10"x10".|
|The piece in the video is loosely related to this series. You can read more about this series and see some of them in process here. These are 10"x10".|
MEANWHILE, I have a GIVEAWAY for one lucky winner. I'm offering a set of Golden Fluid Acrylics! Ten 1-oz bottles of fabulous, intense color.
All you have to do to enter into the drawing is comment on this blog post. Identify yourself uniquely ("Mary in Minnesota" not just "Mary", for example), and then go to my blog on Thursday, February 5, where I will post the winner. If Lisa lets me, I may post it here as well, but will definitely post the winner on my blog. Good luck. And keep making art!