The last month was a month of (frantic?) exploration for me, looking for a sense of direction in my future art. In light of my recent experiments, I want to give a go at loose figurative work realized on darker abstracted backgrounds with textures, and on a fairly large scale. I'm fascinated by metallic paint but only plan to use it with restraint as a subtle design element to accentuate the contemporary look of my art. With this new approach, I see an opportunity in emphasizing form rather than the line, like a sculptor. Freedom of expression is also key. I want to shy away from a purely technical approach, although I may experiment from time to time with a less expressive approach (e.g., Claudel) for the sake of curiosity or simply for pleasure.
Stay tuned for more... as I initiate my "macha" series!
Note: I took the opportunity to complete the sunshine girl painting accentuating contrasts here and there...
During the past long weekend, I had the chance to visit a few art galleries in Toronto and Kingston. As usual, there is always something to be learned from talking directly to artists. A young successful artist gave me a few tips on the use of epoxy varnish... and I can't wait to apply this newly acquired knowledge on the above painting.
Note to self: "If I constantly keep a few streams of experiments going on at all times, the different techniques developed are likely to converge... for the betterment of my art... I think!"