My blog is about talking about my artwork and also some of the lessons I have figured out on my way to becoming a self-taught painter.

1. What am I working on?

Right now I am working on an two acrylic paintings now the first one depicts fresh snow on a tree branch. It is from a digital photo I took on my way home from work during a blizzard this horrendous February (I still have to paint the snowflakes). I am happy with it, I would say it is seventy percent complete, this one is not taking as long as the others. The second painting is of this aquarium scene, this painting has been taking forever to complete I have been working on it on and off for a year. I like the three dimensional quality it has and I am very excited about it.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I try to put my own personal spin on whatever I am working on and don’t try too much to see what other people are doing. My style is somewhat realistic but I try to put a lot of emotion into my works for maximum visual impact. My goal is not to necessarily make it as realistic as possible but rather to capture an overall ethereal effect.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I create to entertain myself. There is only so much TV I can watch! I also like to be always improving with my artwork, it is a great way to get away from everything and feel like you are actually in control of something. Also I want to always be evolving as an artist by taking on different subject matter in my paintings to test myself.

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

I just get bits and pieces of ideas as I go about my day, I jot them down on my Iphone and put them altogether when I get home to my computer. Music and caffeine helps a lot. As for my paintings it is all about my digital camera and selecting shots that I think would make good paintings, I also alter these images in photoshop.



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