As an artist in the age of technology and digital media it is difficult to stay on the path of the masters. How temptingly easy it is to transfer an image & paint something that sells easily and inexpensively. Artists have entered the era of the fast and easy digitalized mcdonalds of painting. I have chosen to make my own art supplies as much as possible and this year I am dedicating myself to painting for the sake of art and beauty alone. I have been caught up over the past month in the digitalized art era and I confess with it becoming stressed. I have come to the conclusion that I am going to return to working towards artistic goals only —-focusing my talents and skill on pieces that I will be proud of. An artist most difficult task is marketing their work. I have also discovered that rendering representational artworks in encaustic paint is by far the most challenging medium I have attempted to date. I will be posting my successes and failures as I proceed. The fireplace surround is nearing completion and I am excited about seeing the finished stain glass window project early next week.
An Italian female artist and inspiration to woman artists :
A painting by Artemisia
BE brave – draw.
These are the main areas I am developing my artistic skill this year:
1. representational / figurative drawing
2. composition (mathematical /geometric)
3. color theory
2. 3d composition
3. Pictoral figurative Relief
Encaustic representational, carved porcelain
Learn Carved porcelain
study the masters – Artemisia