Hi everyone! If you are not already following Vicki, you should hop over to her site and check out the work she is doing. She has painted a collection of beautiful abstract landscapes that will knock your socks off. She also has a shop connected to her blog where you can buy a print of many of her original paintings. I love this painting of Vicki’s that I have reblogged, the colors, brushstrokes, and suggested forms speak to me.
Just after Christmas, I read a great book by Ian Roberts called Creative Authenticity. I highly recommend it if you’re an arty farty type.
Reading it gave me such a sense of affirmation and renewed belief that my approach to creating work and my processes were authentic, to me at least. In fact, I would go so far as to say that, being self taught, I actually congratulated myself on how far I’d come. Well, you know how
smugness pride comes before a fall and all that…
Fast forward to now. Creating anything I’m satisfied with is a memory long gone it seems. Actually, that’s not true – I love painting my abstracts, choosing the colours, the emotion, the mark making, tuning in to myself so that I can produce some un-named feeling that I didn’t realise existed till I saw it on the canvas.
The reason for this abrupt desertion…
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