I am over-the-moon EXCITED to be sharing these painting with you that I was able to create after breaking through a block I have had my entire life. Once that barrier was gone I was able to hear my own unique artistic voice for the first time and these faces I am sharing are painted in a style I have been longing to emulate since I saw my first Emily Carr and Group of Seven paintings when I was twelve years old. Those original paintings stopped me dead in my tracks and I have been longing to paint like that ever since.
|My "Practice" Paintings|
Yes, these images are rough and amateur-ish but they imperfectly capture the energy and emotion I am trying to show with the use of raw, vibrant color. Even more exciting to me is that these images painted on bits of cardboard and canvas are all my own, not copied from someone elses body of work or made in the image of the instruction given, but are all out of my own creative soul, which has been on lock-down until now! (She shares, Happy Dancing all over the House - Grin.) They are my first work that looks at the end of the process, like what I imagined it to be before I started. Who can ask for more than that?
|Painting by Amanda Trought|
Now, the inspiration to even attempt these faces came to me directly from a mixed-media artist I have just discovered named Amanda Trought, and this 7-minute, time-lapse video she shared on her blog last week - I am her newest follower and a Big Fan of her art work and her Life Work and I want to share her with all of you.
|My 1st "Real" Works of Art|
As Always, Thank you for popping in to see what a I am up to these days and please Do leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!