It’s been almost four months since my last messy desk update, and the desk’s been extra messy. Ok, Levi wrote “I love you, Mom,” a few times on it, therefore I can’t bring myself to clean it. In fact, I might end up putting some resin over those spots for preservation.
Anyways, I am so grateful to have a place to share my art and so thankful for the encouragement to keep it up. I know that video is all the rage, and everyone wants to see time lapses, works in projects, and tutorials. But to be honest, filming myself painting completely sucks the joy out of it. I dunno, I think most artists’ studios are closed off from the world for a reason. It feels good to just create, try out stuff, mess up things, and not have the underlying anxiety of it being watched. Plus, videos take so much more time, and I already have to carve out time to even paint.
Then I had a thought. I hope people are still capable of wandering around an art gallery, and able to stare at a painting and get simply lost in it. That was me when I saw Rembrandt’s The Night Watch for the first time. I stood there, walking as close and as far as I could get, absolutely in awe for at least 20 minutes. The same goes for Caillebotte’s The Floor Scrapers at the Museé d’Orsay. And many many more paintings and locations. I even remember this one pencil drawing at an art fair of a toddler’s hand reaching up for its grandparent’s hand…that took my breath away.
Now I am not saying my stuff is close to that caliber whatsoever. At this point, I’m trying to not have things look too much like a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper. But, as humans, I just really hope the luster and fascination of staring at an image, knowing its made up of impossible-to-perfectly replicate brushstrokes that were able to be strategically placed where they are because of years and years and yearrrssss of training and development of a style…that you can’t necessarily always explain…is still there. And makes you think, wow.
Which reminds me, time to plan a trip to the nearest cool art museum soon.
And to keep on creating and painting.
Hope you like some of these latest pieces. One day I hope to have them hanging up somewhere so you can see all the details and nuances in person. Watercolor kind of creates a ton of them.
Prints and stuff over at goldfishkissgoods.com // Follow my art @goldfish_kiss_art
Ok, I did do some time lapses: Here’s the latest one.