Thursday, July 18, 2013

The week after the first mentor meeting

Well, after my first mentor meeting, I have spent the past few days trying to figure out what the hell I need to do.  I am posting a drawing that I keep working on.  My goal....when I want to do something I normally do.  I stop.  I am attempting to step away from my comfort zone.

At least, some ideas are starting to formulate but I haven't quite figured out how it will manifest.  I do have to say even though I have a lot of mixed emotion concerning my meeting with my mentor.  I believe she had some really fantastic insight so am striving to hold on to the positive issues and move forward.  I am just going to trust the process and believe that as I leap the net will appear.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

First day back in the studio

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day in the studio painting, it felt great!  Here's a detail and an image of something I have started for this semester.  Not a great photo just a point and shoot to show how it's unfolding.  Not quite sure how I feel about it.  Am trying to paint with more opacity and avoid using any glazing.  Also, am working from an image source this time around.  During critiques there was a lot of discussion about cellular/organic qualities.  I started looking at different sites about brain imaging and neurons and found some interesting imagery that resonates with what I believe I want to convey in my work, so here we go.  I have no idea where this will lead so we'll's only the beginning.  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Day After

July 2, 2013
Today is my first full day being home after the first residency at AIB MFA program.  I keep finding myself smiling when I think of being with so many fabulous people.  What an incredibly rich experience.