16 November 2010

A new set of eyes.

Here are a few things that I’ve been consumed with lately:

1)    My Art

For months I’ve been having a rekindled love affair with art. The ideas for new pieces are coming faster than I can paint! It’s glorious. When my creative wheels are turning, I feel so alive, so fresh, and full of energy and inspiration. I’m in love -- like in a 19 year old girl puppy love kind of way.

I have always viewed pencil drawings as nothing more than the bones to a painting. I’ve been taught that you learn with pencil, then progress to pastel, then watercolor, acrylic, then oil; like the food pyramid, only with art mediums. It was always, and still is, my main goal to get to the top of the pyramid of art… oil. Now that I’ve gotten to that point, I find myself going to back the beginning; back to the basics, but with a new set of eyes.  Back to my good ol’ graphic Mars Lumograph pencils and charcoal.




With my new found vision, I’ve gotten back behind the easel. I’ve been madly sketching, shading, and turning out new pieces like it’s nobody’s business.

 my latest commission, in progress

Pablo Picasso once said, “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” How true is that? When I look back at my Beach Series, my Water Series, even my progression with oils, I can tell you exactly where I was in life. My feelings, my views -- I put it all on canvas. And yes, I even had some dark pieces that I’m embarrassed of, but we’re all human and we all go through phases. All of the these pieces that I’ve created, all of my feelings -- love, happiness, anger, a sense of freedom -- has led me to where I am today.

I. Am. A. Portrait. Painter.



2)    Self-Promotion

Now that my NEW website is up and running, I’m feeling the need to do a little self-promotion. So here it is…

YOU GUYS! MY NEW WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING! IT WAS CREATED BY NO OTHER THAN MY HANDSOME HUSBAND!!! CLICK HERE AND BROWSE AROUND!

If you’ve been following my art over the last few years, you’d know that I’ve had quit a few web designs. I’m really digging this one because of its simplicity. It’s to the point.

BAM- here’s some information about me!
BAM- here’s some example paintings!
BAM- here’s how to contact me!
You wanna shop? BAM- here you go!

Easy, right? By the way, I'm in a Emerle mood tonight. Can ya tell? Or maybe I'm a tad bit hyper from the Milano Cookies I downed this evening.



3)    Hey ya'll, a Giveaway!

There’s also a giveaway for a custom portrait in the VERY near future. It will be held on another blog, so when the time comes, I’ll pass along the info for you to enter!

And that’s all I have on this cold and snowy Monday! Go out and be inspired; look at life with a new set of eyes.

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better
.  ~André Gide

6 comments:

  1. Hi Emily! Head on over to my blog to pick up your award!

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  2. Wow, your work is beautiful!

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  3. Gorgeous work!!

    Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues
    http://www.mom-a-logues.blogspot.com

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  4. You're photographs are gorgeous.. and I just ADORE seeing a blank canvas staring at me.. it makes me full of joy and hope :)

    Thanks for participating in the RoundUp! :)

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