Saturday, December 19, 2009
The International Encaustic Artist's held their 4th annual retreat in October, I went and had 4 days filled with art, talk, technique, theory, friendship and of course inspiration. One of the many quest speakers was Tony Scherman, a Painter from Canada who spoke very honestly about his life and work and set the tone for the workshop with his theory's (still digesting some of them). It made me think about painting in a new way, it shook me up in terms of my current work. I was changed, needing more and more to push the envelope and move to the edge where only the brush leads me, not just the camera. This is the encaustic version of one of the images posted on 11/17/09.
Friday, December 11, 2009
January is usually the time I have a full blown "crisis of subject matter". This year I'm being proactive and starting a new series now, not really new, just more focused: Birds, birds in the landscape, maybe birds in flight, birds on bare January branches, easy to spot! A longer lens was a must and it's so fun. I was so happy to read Joanne Mattera's blog on Art Miami: Are We Out of the Woods? So much tree art out there (was always my favorite subject matter).