Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Getting Back To My Roots











So, in all the years I have been painting and creating art, I've always loved doing portraits the most. Even as a kid in school, my portrait work was what I enjoyed the most. I was always fascinated by the minor differences in peoples faces, and how I could almost imagine a personality to go along with the person I was painting or drawing.
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Once I got into college, I relished the life drawing classes. I so loved seeing peoples different bodies, young and old, fit and fat. They were all beautiful in their own way! Even my photography would go primarily be of those subjects.
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After school, I went into mural painting. Although I did do some figurative work, most of my painting was of very different subjects, mostly decorative. Don't get me wrong, I love decorative art, I never quite got the philosophy that pretty art was somehow inferior to beautiful paintings. That tended to be the mindset while I was in college, my work was discriminated because it was too "pretty". That didn't make much sense to me when I studied the most famous artists throughout history, such as Michelangelo and Da Vinci, whose work was both beautiful and meaningful.
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Well, after all of these years I have been going back to my first love of portrait work and figurative work. I am really excited about doing some of this, although I have no intention of stopping my decorative work either. I feel that any art and creative process that makes me and my viewers happy is well worth doing:)

3 comments:

Bev said...

Oh to be as talented as you!!! Your portraits are awesome...I love your work...Blessings!!

http://bevie2u2.blogspot.com

Lucky Pebble said...

I think I have written this before and if I haven't shame on me. You are incredibly talented.

RecreationalArt said...

Hey! nice post - gives a little insite to the real you. I have given you a blog award! Stop by my blog to pick it up!! Hope you have a great day
Rose XD