Thursday, October 12, 2006
I signed up with Michael Newberry's mentorship programme and am really excited about the direction this is going to take my artwork. Having to think more about the why in what I am doing I hope will make the art more engaging. I do believe that work that the artist was excited about and was involved in a personal level adds something extra.
The drawings are just sketches that I am going to develop into drawings and later into paintings working through various stages - composition, light, colour and on to the final piece.
In subject matter I am trying to be more symbollic though these symbols maybe entirely personal to me and not recognised by the viewer, bringing in that personal excitement and involvement. I hope that others will get something from the work too.
My art materials arrived at last so I have no excuses anymore to not do any work. Unpacking tubes of paint was like finding old friends.