Thursday, February 14, 2013

Money equalls validity in art.

Lately I have been reading about the Art Market and how it is changing the definition of Art itself.
Here is a good article on what I am talking about.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2013-02-06/art/uptown-money-kills-downtown-art/full/

It's an interesting read.




Monday, February 11, 2013

This year I decided to create 6 to 12 of the best works I am capable of, I have one work completed already it took about 4 months and 6 different versions to create.

Monarch, Acrylic on panel, 16x20, 1.2013

















Last year I decided to switch from oil to acrylic mainly because I wanted to get back into drawing and printing. That's a logical reason isn't it? After 16 years of oil painting I kept coming up with the same answers to the same problems. I needed new answers to take my work in a new direction so I decided acrylics was the best way to keep painting.  (Hold on the printing and drawing are coming) I also really missed drawing and printing and as I painted in acrylics I started to realize that you can draw on the dry paint, not only, that but I started wiping out areas of paint with my hands like I would wipe an etching plate. You can do that in oil but it makes a hell of a mess. In acrylic all it does is dry on you hand, and as it drys on the work you can polish it down by varying your hand pressure.
These two practices hit me like a revelation! I freaking love acrylic!!! Don't get me started on the ability to layer acrylic paint.