In Part 4 of this continuing video series I continue to add middle value color, add transitions at my centers of interest and continue developing my shapes and colors.Read More
In Part 2, I described the Complementary color combination as green, and red with green acting as the dominant color, and red as the accent color, used only at the centers of interest.Read More
n Part 2 of this continuing series I put my paint on the palette and mix the colors that I will be using in the painting.
In Part 1, I selected a color combination from the color wheel to use for the painting. For this piece I will be using a Complementary color combination of green and red. Green will act as my dominant color, so that when I look at the finished piece is should be primarily green. Red will be my accent color, used only at my centers of interest to really make them pop.Read More
This video begins another 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. Lots of folks have been asking for another series, so here ya go!
The first step in my painting process is to choose a color combination from the color wheel to use for the piece. I always begin with the color, because it sets the mood for everything that comes after.
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Writing an Artist Statement
Ah, the dreaded artist statement. Probably the most hated and misunderstood document that artists ever write. Because artists hate writing them they fill them with all kinds of art speak that no one understands - which renders them completely useless.
Artist statements an be very useful in helping observers understand the ideas behind your work. If you have a solo exhibition for instance, it is common practice to have an artist statement mounted to the wall to help explain your work and how you approached it, or how you made it. The artist statement is meant to summarize and clarify the artist's intent.
The artist statement tells the observer what you are doing in a particular body (or series) of work and how you are doing it. I usually use the first paragraph to tell the "what" or the intent, and then the second paragraph to tell the "how" or the approach to the work.
Your artist statement will change depending on the particular series of work, or body of work, or direction of work that you are creating. Always aim for brevity and clarity for your artist statement and you'll be surprised how positively people will respond as they begin to understand what you do and how you do it.
If you're interested in attending a workshop with me in 2018, check out my list of upcoming workshops: (You can view a list of 2018 workshops HERE)
- February 21-23 Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith, AR. To register contact Casey Seamons: email@example.com
- March 9-11 Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, FL. To register contact Hanna Joensuu: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 21-23 Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ. To register contact Jan Sennewald: email@example.com.
- March 26-28 Arizona Art Supply, Phoenix, AZ. To register contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org or Click HERE to register online.
- April 13-15 Conroe Art League, Conroe, TX. To register contact Kathryn Marks: email@example.com
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Your artist biography is simply your story as an artist. A biography is one of the most important pieces of information you will need for your website, for any gallery that you may find yourself in, or a large group or solo exhibition.Read More
This painting is done on a 36x36 square gallery wrapped canvas coated with a layer of thick gesso to add texture.
This painting is different than many that I do because it begins with a yellow base, which I typically don't use. I begin the painting by laying in varying colors of yellow with a bit of pink. I want the overall chroma of the piece to be yellow (warm). The painting is a Tetrad (two sets of complementary colors) of yellow/violet and red/green.Read More