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difergi

wandering on a road to an unknown destination
self actualization in a discovery mode

Friday, June 30, 2017

My Voice, my story....

It is my personal belief that an artist speaks through his work.  This piece really hits me hard as it is a reaction/reply to the times in which we are living.  The blue orb in my work is always about the higher spirit and I feel in these times we are falling apart as a society and as a nation.  So this piece is about protecting the spirit, the good, and surviving the turmoil we find ourselves in at the moment.  I feel it very deeply, hopefully, you can feel it also.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Something a little less 'formal'

The activity for an online class that I am taking.  is doing a scribble drawing for this week.  Now, of course it is suppose to be black and white with a little wash of color-did I ever tell you that I am not good at following directions??.  This is my take on a scribble drawing/painting and is part of my cronies series.  "My Cronies" now has 9 portraits finished and I want a total of 30 portraits and then additional larger pieces...so it may take a while.  I am a tortoise apparently.  So, here is number 9.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Must be a REALLY GOOD FRIEND!

This is for a really good friend as I do not usually do formal portraits because they are hard and I do not do them enough to be really good at them.!  My hat is off to portrait artists and I would love to be able to paint like John Singer Sargent (one of my idols, if you can be an idol after you are dead???).  I worked on this, on and off for two weeks and it is only about 8x10.  All in all, I have to admit I am proud of it as it looks just like her and I am basically happy with it.  Will I do another any time soon? NO.....

So, in 30 some years I have done one formal portrait and one landscape.  Maybe I need to expand my horizons.....hmmmm...nah...di

Monday, June 5, 2017

When is a piece finished?

The are things that are really right about this piece and there are a couple of things that are not perfect!  When do you stop and say done?  If you continue to work on the piece, sometimes you loose the freshness of the work and it becomes overworked and stale.   I am electing to call this one done for now and in a couple of weeks I may (but hopefully not)... may do some touch ups.

I am calling this, "There are Worlds within Us".  The work I am doing right now is going to be disjointed until I happen upon a series/idea I want to pursue.  Different techniques, subject matter, and colors, are going to appear.

I am struggling to find what's next, but I will know it when it comes around the bend....