My Autobiographical Pattern – Moving into an Installation

What follows is the first draft of a proposal that is to be submitted for a final Fibres art project this year... It will surely change, but I wanted to share my thought process on this installation... My Love of Making is a Fluxus Affair Guiding Quotes: β€œIf I create from the heart, nearly everything … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Moving into an Installation

Getting Tired – Working Out Some Stuff…

While working on my main canvases, I've been plopping the extra paint onto separate canvases lately to see what might appear. I'm also trying to work out suggestions I get from fellow artists to improve the expression in my work. These are experimentations and I am painting them with the acceptance that I will most … Continue reading Getting Tired – Working Out Some Stuff…

The Artist Self – One – Do What Talks to You…

Sometimes going in a new direction brings us back to ourselves. The last piece I painted (A Crowd of Me) left me a little discouraged and a lot determined to do some reflection. While I got some positive feedback from my support clan (aka my amazing wife and daughter), I still felt I didn't do … Continue reading The Artist Self – One – Do What Talks to You…

My Autobiographical Pattern – A Little Side Exploration… Into A Vulnerable Truth

... To distract me from answering the real question: "What will this piece say about me?" Before I dive into how this question makes me feel, I need to let off a little steam... "πŸ€¨πŸ˜–πŸ˜©πŸ€¬πŸ€¬πŸ€―πŸ₯ΆπŸ˜±" (Mini-Rant: The emojis are lame and just don't release the feeling the expletives I want to scream out! Since I've … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – A Little Side Exploration… Into A Vulnerable Truth

Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park

Let me be clear, I'm only using the terminology "Inspired by..." because it's my version of his painting... essentially my copy of it. It's part of my ongoing explorations of styles and techniques. Again, I used a recycled canvas (overpainted) from some long neglected project (The People of the Land) in which the painting technique … Continue reading Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park

Self-Portrait Project – Loosely Inspired by Frank Auerbach “SOLD”

The challenge given was to create a self-portrait in the style of a specific artist, in this case Frank Auerbach, or to recreate a portrait done by the artist in my own style. I think I sort of got it half way between the two options. Starting with a heavily textured canvas, recycled for this … Continue reading Self-Portrait Project – Loosely Inspired by Frank Auerbach “SOLD”

My Autobiographical Pattern – The Prototype before the printing

In discussion with my professor and tech. assistant, it is still unclear to me what colours I will use. They came up with some good questions for me about how I connect the hearts and love to the bamboo. In my head, the hearts and "LO" & "VE" are pop art icons (See previous post … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – The Prototype before the printing

Self-portrait project – Inspired by Anastasiya Kimchenko

In preparation for an upcoming challenge to paint a self-portrait as "the artist"... yes, that's the entire description of the challenge... to paint myself as "the artists". We were given no other direct hints, but we were given an introductory challenge: paint a self-portrait in the style of a specific artist, or paint a favourite … Continue reading Self-portrait project – Inspired by Anastasiya Kimchenko

Self-portrait project Seventeen (Part d) – Me, By Contrast

I needed to step away from the other ways of painting so far and I felt I hadn't yet explored dabbing the paint onto the canvas, nor had I dived into a monochrome portrait. The former, because I didn't want to destroy my brushes, which is what tends to happen when one grinds the bristles … Continue reading Self-portrait project Seventeen (Part d) – Me, By Contrast

My Autobiographical Pattern – A Printing Project Proposal

Note: This is a proposal submitted for the first part of a Printing on Fabric course. Stay tuned for results and further explorations... Artwork Title: My Autobiographical Pattern Opening Statement: Isolation and limited access to materials due to pandemic protocols have presented the perfect opportunity to explore sustainability objectives in the practice of making art. … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – A Printing Project Proposal