Showing posts from June, 2014

Copy Cat Art

Zombie Art on the Walls Why does so many abstracts look the same? A good question. I just read this article and it is a real eye opener into the world of art collectors today and why so much bad art is made/sold. Some artists are just in for the money, no real feelings for their work. Make sure to see the slide show. I look at a lot of art on my Facebook, in magazines, etc, and I see this also, but from another stand point. There are a few well known artists out there who are very social, give workshops, share too much. The result being that their students come out of the workshops painting like the teachers. They really don't have their own voice. They see that the teacher sells well and they wish to do the same so they copy expecting instant sales. As a result there is an flood of paintings that look the same. Then they don't sell. They get bummed and quit before finding their own artistic voice. It's really sad. Read the full article  here I hope that i

Dark Places

On one of the art forums I am on we were given an exercise to do a self portrait either literally or inner self portrait. As an abstract artist I choose to do an inner selfie. As I got to thinking about how I would proceed I took a deep look at myself and realized I had issues. Inner demons. I don't think I will ever address them as I have lived this long with them and have been able to function semi normally. They are just things I would not want to share, not even to a therapist. They are not that deadly. As for the painting I choose to begin with a dark textured background to underscore the dark and scarred landscape of my inner self. I used crackle medium to show the cracks in my exterior, red for the passionate me, pink for the girl that always wanted to be but could not, circles for my favorite shape, gold leaf, orange interference paint, and rhinestones to reflect the sparkle I have to enjoy life, John 3:16 and a cross for my faith, and the lyric from an Eagle's so