It has been three years this month since I began exploration into my present painting technique which I refer to as Tri/Quad/Shapes. I'm grateful to all of you who follow my work on social media and attend my open studio & gallery. It has been a productive and creative year for me. I'm breathing in this satisfaction as I pull out my sketchbooks and older painting photos; to appreciate my former interests, skill level, and personal growth opening myself to what could be. It's been a fun and interesting visit into my past and I thought I would share images and comments with you these next 6 weeks. Yes...I have a lot to share :-)
Drawing, drawing, drawing....am forever seeing, studying, and drawing. This is the basis of how I create. Some artists dream and incorporate those images into their art. Some paint images so often in their work they can access these and alter their own creative ideas. Early on I would draw and paint what I saw with personal focus on realism. You can see how my animal sketches progressed into miniature paintings.
Back then, as now, it didn't matter how many times I would get to a certain point then mess up and start over. Would study the area and practice before attempting again.In this manner I would teach myself how to paint. Eventually I would acquire a certain expertise then move onto something more challenging again. You'll see that in next week's newsletter.
So at this point I acknowledge that patience and consistent practice is necessary to progress. My piano is looking at me from across the room! Oh dear.
Thank you for your continued interest.
Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.