July 31, 2018 News from the Studio
Updated: Jul 31, 2018
I have always been a problem solver and my approach to creating art relies heavily on this skill. That is why a single painting can go through several iterations -sometimes over several years before I deem it finished and even then I have been known to change my mind and rework areas. The original idea is my artistic vision and the painting is the problem that needs to be solved to realize my vision. As with any good problem solver, I keep an open mind to a better solution which often means allowing my original idea to evolve into something entirely different.
"Tulips for Vincent" 14"H x 11"W Oil on Canvas
Here I am experimenting with bold color combinations and juxtaposing areas of texture (impasto) with areas of calm. The painting is a retread - I had painted this originally in 2013 but the result was unsuccessful so I recently took it out of the closet and gave it a facelift. The title "Tulips for Vincent" is a nod to Van Gogh both for the chair resemblance as well as the thick brushwork and color choices. So now the question is: Is it done?
Until next time,
Emily Gilman Beezley