Monday, March 29, 2021

Writing about Art

 


Just like painting, writing about your own artwork is a learning process. I'm currently reading Art-Write: the Effective Guide for Visual Artists by Vicki Krohn Ambrose (recommended by this Art Marketing website.)


I appreciate how to the point Ambrose's book is. It's also engaging and interesting to read. There are fill in the blank questionnaires, word lists and ideas that get your thinking cap on.


Speaking of thinking caps, it is time for me to stop procrastinating and get to writing. Do you have any favorite books about writing about your own work?

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Replanting my Sunflowers

 


I spent hours thinking about my comment in yesterday's post (how I regretted not binding the sunflower paintings into their own book.) Well, I fixed that today. 

I'm putting my pink petal journal to the side. While I don't usually like working back and forth between two books, it is there for when I want to work on something different. Onward!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Sunflowers X

 


Lots of looking, stepping back, walking away, layering, and letting go. My only regret is not painting them in their own separate book. 

I've painted ten sunflowers. We shall see what tomorrow's brush brings.

Supplies used:

Journal I made from hardcover book and 100 lb Accent Opaque cardstock size 9 3/4 x 16" opened 

Working size (single page) 9 3/4 x 8"

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht and Golden (heavy body)

Painting knives

Brushes

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Looked at: 

Joan Mitchell

Vincent Van Gogh

Reading:

various Joan Mitchell catalogues 

Remberance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

Friday, March 19, 2021

Sunflowers IX

 


Sometimes you have to let go of an idea and let  it become something else. Maybe it will reemerge again somewhere else.

Supplies used:

Journal I made from hardcover book and 100 lb Accent Opaque cardstock size 9 3/4 x 16" opened 

Working size (single page) 9 3/4 x 8"

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht and Golden (heavy body)

Painting knives

Brushes

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Looked at: 

Joan Mitchell

Vincent Van Gogh

Reading:

various Joan Mitchell catalogues 

Remberance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

Monday, March 15, 2021

Sunflowers VIII

 


“That particular thing I want can’t be verbalized. . . . I’m trying for something more specific than movies of my everyday life: To define a feeling.” -Joan Mitchell

I don't know what I love more, the movement, the feeling, or the little swatches of color scattered on this page.

Now to tackle the page on the right.  

Supplies used:

Journal I made from hardcover book and 100 lb Accent Opaque cardstock size 9 3/4 x 16" opened 

Working size (single page) 9 3/4 x 8"

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht and Golden (heavy body)

Painting knives

Brushes

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Looked at: 

Joan Mitchell

Vincent Van Gogh

Henri Matisse

Joan Eardley

Arshile Gorky

Reading:

various Joan Mitchell catalogues as well as Joan Eardley
(more on both of these painters these soon)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Sunflowers VII


 
 
   
 

I hope that you enjoy seeing the evolution as much as I enjoy sharing the photos of the process. Off to watch some more sunflowers start to bloom on my pages.


 Supplies used:

Journal I made from hardcover book and 100 lb Accent Opaque cardstock size 9 3/4 x 16" opened 

Working size (single page) 9 3/4 x 8"

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht and Golden (heavy body)

Painting knives

Brushes

Princeton Catalyst Tools

Looked at: 

Joan Mitchell

Vincent Van Gogh

Arshile Gorky