a larger diptych
The past few months have been extremely rewarding. I've been working tirelessly to create a solid portfolio and explore new processes that have been shelved for at least 2 years while I tried to get my bearings in the art world. Decided to push myself harder than usual and boy was it awesome. My previous post was about the installation of an entire wall of blue. I then moved on to neutrals - loads of blush, grey, gold, black and white with hints of umber. They worked very well for my clients and in turn I pushed myself to create more in those palettes.
I just dropped off 10 new works at the gallery earlier this week and have been brainstorming about my next move forward. During brainstorming sessions in my studio, I did end up completing a piece, which I feel has to be my most favorite artwork ever. It's one of those where you can't explain the magic. The magic that just flowed and while it might be liked by some and disliked by others, it will always remain that one piece where you were absolutely sure that every square inch of that canvas was compelling for you as an artist. I recognize it. I see it. It's present and I surrendered to it as cheesy as it sounds. But I've been floating around the studio ever since I completed the artwork and while this blog post doesn't have an image of the artwork, I will post it in the days to come after I take it all in.
I started a larger diptych in the studio today. Two canvases, 48x60 each so in total, the artwork will be 96x60. One of the canvases in the diptych is being recycled so it does bring its own baggage. I'm hoping that will work in my favor but here it is so far. I'm pretty sure I'm going to call it 'The Calm Before the Storm'. PS how awesome is the light and shadow?