Mixed media painting on wood
3.75″ x 11.25″
Recently, I went to a class held by my friend Cola Smith at The Art Parlor in North Hollywood. The clas was originally titled “Inspirational Painting,” but she changed it to “Intuitive Painting” midway through the session.
It’s about getting everything in your mind out on a paintable surface, working through various materials and layers to completion. It’s what another friend and I used to affectionately call crap art, a dumping of the mind and an exercise for the soul. Here’s what we did together:
In my own world I have been at the height of frustration, struggling to connect to my realistic work, struggling to find artists 60 miles North of LA to connect with, struggling to learn and grow through my work without the synergy of being enveloped in a vibrant art community. I’m spitting nails.
I decided to make a change and emptied my craft closet of everything that was physically between me & my supplies. Most of it was trash.
Once it was clear, I made myself a space inside to sit and make things that are not subject to judgement unless I remove the from the space and make them so. The space is in the walk-in closet in my studio/office, so I’m not impeding my fine art with what could be crap as it releases itself from my body and through my hands. I don’t have to change my identity from oil painter to mixed media artist. I can simply do whatever the f*k I want.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the campaign so far! 14 Days to go!!!!
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This campaign will be on Kickstarter.com starting November 16, 2017 at 9:15 am PST through Friday, December 1 at 9:15 am PST. It will not be funded unless the funding goal is met. GOAL $1976 (It was a good year.)
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Providing talented emerging artists of any discipline with the skills and guidance they need to thrive in a vibrant art community.
Your contribution to this campaign in tax-deductible. This project is fiscally sponsored by Art Without Limits (AWoL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Santa Barbara, California. The organization is dedicated to art business education and providing opportunities to emerging artists. Programs include free mentorships with professional artists, monthly BizArts workshops and the annual Art Career Day Conference in May. AWoL also provides fiscal sponsorships to enable artists to accept tax-deductible donations by receiving funds on their behalf.
5 Keys to Get Noticed by the Media with Julia McHugh, APR
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
914 Carpinteria Street, Rm 914
Santa Barbara CA 93103
Suggested donation $20
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