Sunday, October 12, 2008

Slipping Into A New Skin

Slipping Into A New Skin
16" x 20", oil on canvas

I can't pretend to know what I am talking about all the time. The simplest things inspire me but when asked I can't seem to find the right words. Pictures come to me and all I can do is paint and when finished I can only hope to interpret correctly. But everyone knows there is no right or wrong way to interpret art.

'Slipping' is contradictory because it is accepting who you are, who you were and finding a way to merge the two into someone/something new and different. Personally I can relate to this because I'm not only seeking to be a better artist but a person as well. Many artists plot and plan their pieces before they even get to a blank canvas. The outcome is incredibly thought provoking as well as visually pleasing. I don't think my paintings will ever be so cerebral though, they feel like they come from the gut more than anything else. Especially this one.

1 comment:

MelBus said...

Yanno... sometimes being simplistic is the best.