So, what subject am I working on now? More important, what style am I using? More expressive, or more realistic? How loose is too loose(-Lautrec)? What feeling or emotion am I expressing? What do I want the viewer to walk away with? What am I trying to say? The questions can go on for days.
The more questions I answer the closer my art is to being coherent. Work seems to be the key. The more painting I do the more answers seem to fall in place.
|-Hot Afternoon-oil stick on watercolor paper-13 1/2x 21"-|
My Husband and two oldest boys
Featured Artist of the Week
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Post Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Modern Art
Influenced by Japanese prints, Toulouse-Lautrec used vivid colors, diagonals, and lines especially contours to stimulate the viewers eye. His images, whether of Parisian night life or private moments are powerful. Giving the viewer a feeling of immediacy and movement. Not usually glamorous but real images as evident is his painting below Le Moulin Rouge.
|Le Moulin Rouge, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec|