I am running a little late with this, but I will post anyway- I want to share with you some of my inspirations- Do you see the little birds visiting ?
Looking and learning- which is one of my favorite activities and which I have been doing alot in the last couple of days- Do you come to these times when you feel terribly frustrated with your work and you don't even know exactly why, but you are actually going through an 'artistic -growth-spurt' and you are having 'teething' pains? Well I have just gone through one - So I send my brain birdies out to learn- I am looking at Jacob Lawrence, whose work I have loved for years- I love his sense of colour and pattern-I am looking at an artist called Kate MacKinnon- for pretty much the same reasons- colour and pattern- And Patrick Heron-and yes you guessed- its all about colour and pattern too- but his shapes are organic and very expressive.
The thing I am becoming more and more aware of though is that I need to use these elements in a story telling format- I could never really see painting as a totally formal exercise- I had at teacher once at OCA who told me my work was autobiographical (as if he was saying a dirty word)-...- but you know , I am still doing it...- this time shamelessly!
Have a lovely day and do take a look (if you haven't already) at all the lovely creative spaces here-Thank you Kootoyoo...