"You have this really cool layering of emotions with an underlying hint of weirdness to your work" - Jonathan Herbert, Artist
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
For some time I have been working on this painting. It just sort of came in layers. The sky, the beach and woods in the background, then the cyprus (sp) trees, throw in some cat tails and then hmmmm what next. How about a dead log.
What is my art? My preferred medium now are oils. I worked years in acrylics since I hate having to spend so much time cleaning brushes and I liked that my paintings are dry within hours. But now all that has changed. I love being able to work the next day in wet paint and the brushes really are no bother.
I love the big massive clouds, marshes, swamps and wild places we have in Florida and what may be hidden within.
My latest works have been mainly portraits. At the Gasparilla Festival of Art where they accepted me as an "emerging artist", there was much interest in my portraits, so I have decided to pursue this a little further.
I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Which by the way, I am the owner of a comic bookstore.