ShoneyDee Designs

Monday, April 15, 2013

Painting what I feel...

Not everything is easily explained in words. Painting has become a new wave of communication for me. I don't believe that all of paintings should be understood, but the important part to me is the fact that I've exercised some form of communication. This, to me, is like "getting it off of my chest", so to speak. For a long time, I've used several means of communication: poetry, singing, and other forms of theatrics. All of these avenues have been effective, but I don't feel as if I've fully expressed myself the way that I could while painting.

Recently I've reached deep into my emotions and painted the way the I was feeling at that same time.

I smiled, frowned and cried during this painting. Never have I felt so fulfilled after painting this piece. I didn't feel as if I had to write any explanations or disclosures. My feelings were as raw as they come, and I loved every minute of it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What's your 'focus' as an artist?

      There are times when I tend to question what my 'focus' is when it comes to painting/drawing.  I've learned that many artists' style is focused on one subject matter or technique. For instance, some are portrait artists, landscape artists, abstract artists or collage artists, etc. As for me, I just focus on whatever moves me to be creative.

      Most times, my art subject is provoked by my surroundings. For instance, if I've been shopping all day and picking out clothing, or have been researching fashion (in order to pick out a suitable outfit), I get the urge to begin drawing croquis or female figures.

Or, if I've been spending a lot of time outdoor, I get the urge to draw landscape or flowers.

 And so forth...

I don't know if this does or doesn't classify me as an artist at all!

What do you think?