Welcome to this stop on the 'Artists Around The World' Blog Hop.
...AND HERE WE GO!
Q: Why do you do what you do?
1. I realized I have to.
I tried to do something else with my life. I was basically successful, too! But I wasn't content with just having a good career. I worked hard and strived for success....but never felt any delight when it happened. I was supposed to be something else! Frankly, it made me a crappy person to be around! Oops. So I changed it.
Q: How does your work differ from others in your genre?
Q: How does your creative process work?
I get together weekly-ish with other creative people who have the same goals....people who know more than I do and less than I do. It helps to interact with other artists because they understand the organic parts of the process.
All of my paintings are pure joy to make and they all start out the same. I just start using paint. Mostly with my fingers in the early stages.
Then I look at it and add a few more layers. And a few more, having fun with random colors and patterns...dots, stencils, fingerprints, textures, whatever feels good.
Then I turn the canvas (or whatever) and work on it rotationally, adding more patterns all the way around until I find the subject and decide which way is up.
I haven't found my flow for taking progress pictures yet, but here are couple of examples
(Note to self: Do better with progress photos!)
Q: What are you working on now?
In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind, there are few. -Shunrryu Suzuki, via Austin Kleon, Show Your Work
*Every artist (writer, etc) should pick up Austin Kleon's books. They're easy reads, full of pictures and solid advice on doing what you do!
Go make something fun today!
Here are the next two artists on the blog hop! They will be answering the same four questions on their blogs Monday 9/8/14.
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