18 x 24
Oil on Canvas
I do love painting my daughter in law, Marissa. She is kind enough to pose for me quite often...this is one of a series I am doing of her.
I have been invited by CJ Holt Roughton to participate in a global blog hop. Click on CJ's name to visit her blog. Part of the task is to answer a few questions.
What I am working on, how I work, and why do I create what I do.
I like to tell stories with my artwork. I feel my pieces are to be read. One of the stories I am working on is my visions of military life. As a military brat, and army wife and mother to an Air Force pilot I have many memories to tell. I want to let the civilian world know a little bit about military life...the trials tribulations but also the good times. It is an amazing way to live.
My creative process involves working on multiple projects at a time. I usually have 4 or 5 paintings in various stages. I begin with a concept and then flesh it out with models and props. I paint from life or take photographs until the composition works then I begin sketching. I sketch to get a feel for where everything is in the composition. It is much easier to paint a composition after I have sketched it a few times. Through classes with Elizabeth Floyd I learned to do thumbnail sketches to check my compositions When I believe I have the best composition possible and I feel the story will unfold as the viewer's eyes travel across the canvas I can begin to paint. When I think I am done set the painting aside for a week or so and then check it again for any changes.
So the Blog hop continues with Linda Collins and her fabulous blog http://www.dogfaceartwork.com/blog.
and none other than Michael Bennett Hock (yes...he is my son) and his fabulous blog badshakespeare.blogspot.com
So enjoy the blog hop!