|"Woman in Pink & Gold" 16x20 oil and gold leaf on canvas|
I do give private art lessons. But not the kind of lessons that say - "this is the process of creating art". The students I have varying levels of artists who need guidance in accomplishing their art according to their skills and comfort levels.
|My long road to an experimental portrait|
After much denial and negotiating and finally reaching surrender and acceptance, I was worn out; ready to listen to my creative self. I took the unexplored road to gold leaf and gold paints. The subject likes bling and she looks loveliest among gold colors and she likes purples and pinks. Very, very slowly, I proceeded this direction. Things were finally "feeling" more comfortable. I wasn't missing the defiance from where ever the heck that energy was coming from. This was still a bit nerve wracking because I don't do commissions herky jerky. I only allow myself more play when it's just "my art".
|Detail shot it wasn't easy to photograph|
By the way, I usually either have TV or audible on when I'm painting because I need to divide my attention or I overthink things and scare myself. Well I kid you not, when I finally felt I had just applied the last touch on the portrait, the trailer from from "Woman in Gold" played on my studio TV! WHOAH cue Twilight Zone music! YEAH I felt like it was a sign of validation from Creative Universe giving me thumbs up for winning my battle the correct way!
|Anna with "Woman in Pink & Gold"|
Though my current commission pieces on the easel are traditional, I really enjoyed this project so much after the fact hahaha I am happier that I didn't settle for my usual traditional style because it wouldn't have done Anna justice.
|"Yellow and Red Roses" 4x6 oil on canvas collection of Patrick and Adriane Carr|