Monthly Archives: June 2014
This is the most recent painting i have done of the amazingly talented TARRYN ALBERTS
SHE is what dancing is. She is amazing!!
“Being on point forever.
Painting changes you in so many ways that it’s hard to imagine breaking it all down to variables of separate mechanics because there are so many things at work from beginning to end with every single piece.
Let me paint you a picture…
First what to draw and making sure your reference has Magik , second picking the wood, third laying out a sketch, fourth picking the brushes, fifth assembling the color theory that you constantly study, sixth keeping your light source in check the whole time, seven breathing and being comfortable, eight clearing your head long enough to focus only on what you are doing….
I only paint at night. My prime time to start a piece is around 12:30-1:00am the time people of the daytime world are deep in sleep.
I like listening to the crickets outside and the lack of cars zooming and no hard light from the sky, and just being unbothered by anything. It’s just me and the art, a showdown of what to do and how to bring some new image into the world.
So much goes into my work. People pay me lots of money for my work and that shit blows my mind. It doesn’t matter that that rich person bought this or this average person ought this. What matters is the focus I try to make every piece I do; have.
I like to think that the stoic focus my work has is a reflection of my own focus and that when it is hanged and people see the focus that it helps them be focused…
Art mimics life and life mimics art right. As long as you keep your focus on point and make sure it’s all done from that pure place inside and reiterates the betterment of the world then what you pour your focus into will not make you better than anyone but it will spread and make the world a better place to be.
And that’s why I do it, then do it again; I am a painter, i am an artist.”