Epiphany, Oil, 48×60
Welcome to “Studio Scoop,” where I blog not only about creating artwork and related topics, but also about life experience.
I paint emotion. In my process, I take an idea from life experiences and respond to that idea as I build each painting layer by layer. I am surmounting the negativities of those experiences and responding to each previous layer with a new one. Marc Chagall stated it best, “Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else.”
I do not wait for inspiration, I paint. I know the act of painting, itself, will motivate me to be creative. I prefer vibrant, saturated colors that I blend on the canvas creating a multitude of effects. I paint with acrylics, house paint, spray paint, oil paint, ink, pastels, collage, transfers, sand, cement, and anything that will adhere to the canvas. When I engage with my surface, I brush on the paint, scrape it off, knife it on, sand it off, and so much more.
Finally, I choose a title that compliments the theme of the painting and that is ambiguous. I want viewers to have their own experience with the painting.
A favorite quote by Cecile B. DeMille about sums it up, “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”
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