This is a drawing by pencil on paper, size 18″ by 24″
Her thoughts fill her mind and overwhelm her expression. What is she thinking? We won’t ever know, we can only make assumptions.
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“At the Beach” painting won in FAME
‘At the Beach’ painting won an Honorary place in Future Art Masters Exhibition, American Artist Professional League. The “University of Toronto” name is accompanying my name at the online exhibition. The work is currently up for sale. Follow the link to see it as well as other winners. I think mine is the only work from Canada appearing in that category.
Today, as the CFS (color and form society) Annual Juried Exhibitiioin has been completed, my knife painting titled ‘Two Red Umbrellas’ has been sold. Thank you very much to the buyer.
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My knife painting of ‘Two Red Umbrellas’ has been accepted in 61st Annual Juried Show Exhibition, the details are on the e-vite above, you can come see this painting: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.438788422875190.1073741827.438781186209247&type=3
If you live in, around, or around the area of Etobicoke, Toronto, don’t hesitate to come by and see the exhibition lasting until November 28th. Let me know what you think!
It is also on sale.
I do wonder how the jurying is being done, quite interested if my work will be selected for any sections. When I dropped my work off, I only saw a few paintings that were there, they were of different variation, some more abstract than others, so I am sure you will find something you like. It is much different seeing art works in person rather than on a photograph or a slide show or any other media. I do very much want to hear from whoever sees the work in person what you think, I love hearing comments. As a side note, I am hoping to make a fast speed drawing video tomorrow and be able to put it up online either the day after or maybe even he day of. Stay tuned.
I’ve accidentally heard this one very soft yet such deep song today and I kept playing it until an image came to my head which I feel strongly inspired to create, it has some kind of purity to this idea I will portray in a sequence or maybe just a dual image. Nevertheless, I am no longer going to sleep as needed but rather give into the strong feeling of needing to draw this image, to let it come to life. How music can inspire us. It is personal to each and one of us in a different way, different type of music, but when you find the right kind it gives you inner strength or maybe it cuts a wound open and you need to express your strong opinion.
I’ve been asked this question recently – how do you create the images to draw or paint? I’ve never asked myself that before. Then I began thinking. I just do. I cannot explain the reason of how and why. Personally, I cannot. I see an image in my head. That image can be evoked by a single word I accidentally overhear from a stranger walking by talking to someone else that would spark some kind of logical reaction in my brain that will eventually lead me for the image to form. It seems like a logical threat to me as I trace back the steps but when I tried explaining this to my friend I stopped half way recognizing this does not completely make sense, but at the same time it does. This image forming, it can even be just on the spot, or I dream of it, has to go through certain stages in my head until I think, “all-right, I must do this image, or else it won’t leave me alone.” And, indeed, it does not leave me alone until I paint it exactly how I see it in my brain. I still remember a painting I wanted to do almost two years back, I remember it very clearly since I haven’t gotten around on doing it because I know this is a very good idea, personally, and I will have to get it exactly right. I release it from my mind so it can live. Roughly, that is how I know what to create.