"Letting Go Of Perfect" is the title of a technique article I wrote in the current issue of Somerset Studio Magazine (super exciting to be published again! ) And I felt it was also the right way to start off this post.
For those of you who are long time followers of my blog you probably know about my perfectionist ways and longing to paint a perfect face. Well, lately since the hurricane actually my art has shifted especially with the faces I am creating. I was slowly becoming more messy with my backgrounds and recently have welcomed creating imperfect, messy faces like this latest journal page I am sharing today. I really love her. I feel connected to her.
I am never going to be an artist that can paint realism certainly not when it comes to portraits. But what I did realize is that I want to create art that makes people feel. I want to evoke emotion through my work. And I don't think I need to paint a realistic face to do that. This has opened up a whole new world for me and a new road to take with my painting. Not sure where it will take me but so far I am enjoying it.
Sharing over at Paint Party Friday.
Artist Seth Apter is hosting a charity auction over at his blog that will benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. As a NY'er I am grateful that we made it through the storm unscathed unlike so many others who are homeless and suffering right now in this area. You can find out more about the auction HERE.