Q: What are you working on now?
A: I am continuing with the “Black Paintings,” a series started a few years ago. Compared with “Domestic Threats,” these paintings are stripped of everything – walls, furniture, rugs – except the actors, who appear on a stark black background. As I’ve continued working over the years, I’ve learned to communicate better. I’ve stripped away all the extraneous stuff and gradually have been able to do more with less. There is wisdom in simplifying the work to reveal the essential vision. It is an artist’s life work.
The first photograph below is of a carved wooden figure found in Mexico City at Eugenio’s, my favorite mask store in Mexico. She is part of a male-female pair. The second image is my 20″ x 24″ photograph of her, the starting point and reference for the painting. The next five photographs, I think, are self-explanatory. Questions are welcome, as always.
Posted on August 12, 2012, in An Artist's Life, Art Works in Progress, Black Paintings, Creative Process, Domestic Threats, Inspiration, Mexico, Pastel Painting, Photography, Studio, Travel and tagged Eugenio's, mask, Mexico City, store, works in progress. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Q: What are you working on now?.