Something I've become very interested in lately is contemporary still life. I have tried my hand at a few practice sketches in my studio notebook, with mixed results.
I need to practice more and spend some time setting up some compelling still life images to draw. Like I've said before: art is a practice.
As part of my interest in contemporary still life images, I've been collecting work that I like on a Pinterest board. Here's a peek at that board:
The images I'm drawn to are busy and full of pattern and color and movement. I find that this style of still life is an intriguing way to organize all of the patterns and colors that I love so much. Because they're objects -- rugs, vases, table linens, flowers, etc. -- all of those crazy patterns and colors look great crowded up against each other. In many ways, the botanical abstracts I spent about a year working on (here are a few examples)...
I have a long way to go in figuring out how I will express myself with this new interest. But I'm excited to be beginning a new series; a new challenge; a new obsession.
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