Archives for May 2016
This one I took the painter’s tape from Day 9 and started with it almost as a monolith in the left part of the piece. Very quickly the piece took on a more “landscape” feel.
More often then not I surprise myself what comes out. This was an exquisite “perfect” day here in St. Louis with 75 degrees, bright sun and no clouds in site, but I guess I felt dark and moody.
This piece was fun cause I had an idea to start take teal paint and literally “block” it out with painter’s blue tape to preserve this square and paint over it. After a few layers I took it off to reveal the teal paint and then started working around it. Oftentimes, I work in a certain way – if notice the orientation of the piece is that the teal box is upper left, and then when I end or at the very last minute of finishing, I flip it around and it’s more interesting another way (the final is that the teal box is lower/right area of the painting).
I also remember feeling that this one I had an idea of inspiration but literally throughout 98% of the piece I kept thinking “this is crap!” But you have to have faith and this process of trying to get out a piece in 20 minutes really accentuates the faith part. Last decisions of take a tube of bright cadmium red and blotting it like a tool creating those circles at least pulled the piece together enough to feel finished for me.
I’ve been pretty bad about uploading my artwork consistently on my blog. If you want to follow me, @KathrynJNeale on Instagram I’ve been much better at uploading work there on a daily basis. It’s funny too that as I post my artwork, they definitely come in spurts of series work. These (3) sketches naturally are going together because they have similar elements of white background, sketchy pencil, pastel markings and wasabi tape. Feeling more mixed media and painting, drawing, collage, etc.