Saturday, October 26, 2013
Even though emotion driven, and the first time I used painting as a way to blow off steam, it is very honest. Honest in my representation of how vulnerable I allowed myself to be. Honest in how I allowed that soulless trash to weigh me down. And honest in the way in which i gave this dark painting an overall glamorous image. ...the sugar coated exterior for those who only think they know her...
This painting is probably my most advanced. Because, even though I said it wasn't driven by materials, pattern or color, I feel those areas were pushed to new levels for me, while still addressing emotion and suggesting/portraying a story.
This painting includes the first self portrait I've done in about 6 years. In some ways I think of this painting as being successful, in some ways I'm not a fan of it at all. Maybe this painting could warn others as to how horrible that girl really is... But overall, I see this as the spark to a greater series of paintings to come.
Turns out my last post was only a few days from being a year ago. But, I guess this past year hasn't really allowed me much time to paint. This painting, which I have not titled, is the first of just a few paintings I've finished this past year. It's a painting about a moment. Though I don't hold much feelings towards it now, at the time I viewed it as a good moment. Technically, I was challenging myself with an environment of fabric and limited lighting. This is one of those paintings that I like/dislike according to my mood. But, overall I believe it was helpful, as it was a painting that sorta set me up for some of the paintings that followed.