Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

To everyone coming across this blog, enjoy the Holiday Season... and may all your wishes be realized in the New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

On the experimental mode again!

The last two weeks were busy doing some renovation work around the house. Wanting to dedicate some time to art, I pushed further the painting that I had started with acrylic inks a couple of weeks ago...

Although results were not optimal, I learned something valuable from the exercise. I've been reading a lot lately...and some ideas are slowly emerging... gearing up for new series in 2013!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

In my countryside studio... the completion of Geronimo!

All in all, a productive week in the Eastern Townships. I managed to finish off the painting I had started a month and a half ago...

I pushed the ink roller and semi-liquid paint a little more this time around, developing in the process different approaches to maintain balance with this rather haphazard deconstruction technique. I see an opportunity in 2013 with this technique, particularly when it comes to the depiction of extreme close-ups, preferably female!

I also made an experiment with acrylic inks, but found the result unsatisfactory. I will attempt to salvage the painting using my usual techniques and may come back to the inks with a different strategy. I'm looking for watercolor like pooling of colors on raw canvas...

Note to self: " I used to pontificate at the end of every year on what I wanted to accomplish with my art during the following 12 months. From now on, I will stop any self analysis or explanation of my art and just follow my instinct, letting each piece speak for itself. I'm done with goals or explanations!"