Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Perhaps it is because I am into my final two months of pregnancy with a baby girl, but I am feeling extremely drawn to the "feminine" lately. As many of you know, I was originally interested in the female figure in both painting and sketch. This eventually developed into my painting extremely exagerated hips and breasts. And then into pregnant figures and fertility goddesses...
After feeling very comfortable in my skin as an artist, I decided to expand on my abstraction and that has been my focus for the past couple of years. This change of direction all started when I picked up my paintbrush again after my son, Collin was born. I for some reason was no longer as intrigued by the fertility figures and pregnant body as I had just gone through all of that. I painted abstract forms and added more linear elements to my compositions (although one could still find many rounded forms within the painting).
Well, here I am, being drawn back to the fertile images again. I am wanting to create feminine compositions and lean towards the roundness I used to be so fond of. I am actually excited about revisiting what I once loved. So although the featured image is one I did a while ago, it is the feminine aspect that I will hopefully "draw from" again. Wish me luck!