What’s going on? Struggling, searching, wandering, doubting, questioning, that kind of thing, mostly. Working on finishing two communal works from the XP20 group. Tacking canvas on frames. Applying varnish. Hanging out on the B-line.
Here is a B-line work. Totally abstract. I felt this was a new thing. I was amazed that it appeared, without me having a lot of control over it. Mostly continuing and continuing and then continuing some more.Continue reading
What am I working on? I ordered a new pad of watercolor paper without realizing how big it was. It turned out to be as big as my usual ‘Plan B’ size, 40 x 50 cm. I mean, I know what 40 x 50 cm is, of course. I just hadn’t realized that it was the same size of the canvas boards I use for ‘real’ work.Continue reading
What have I been working on? Basically I have been working on a few ‘big’ works. The blue-and-gold fantasy for instance, a project of my XP20 group; 90 x 90 cm acrylics. And then there is the side line. Plan B. What you do next to the big works.Continue reading
What am I working on? I finished something: 8 small works on watercolor paper and framed in sets of two. They are now in our office building, in the hallway. That building is sort of a ‘captive audience’. A very silent audience, now with corona…Continue reading
I framed the last Kline, the last one for now. I seem to be the only one who likes my Klines… Sigh… But I guess that’s what it takes to be an artist, keep going whatever people think. And not in art only, either. Well never midn that, I should be happy I have no corona, rather than be griping about recognition.Continue reading
What am I working on? Not as many things as I would like to…. I had a crisis in one of my day jobs – still managing 2 companies – which took up most of my time. Never mind. You know the old saying: ‘In art, an amateur is somebody who has to work in another job to make a living. A professional is somebody with a rich partner’.Continue reading
What am I working on? I have a new hero. I got fascinated by the US abstract expressionist Franz Kline. I was struck by the organic unity in his paintings. His work looks very simple (mostly black and white). But careful viewing shows that they went through many versions, edits and iterations.Continue reading
What have I been working on? I have been doing a lot of ‘artist lifestyle’ work. Building the XP2020 group, preparing an exhibition catalog, trying to determine where we will exhibit geographically, doing Udemy courses on these subjects, updating this website, contacting local art galleries in my home city (there were a lot more than I had thought) to enter the local art world, printing business cards, getting a separate email address for my artist persona and so on and so forth.Continue reading
I have been posting a lot on the Dike Mysticism project. But that’s not the only thing I’ve been working on, art-wise. I’ve also made some progress with my Homehaus series, my XP20/20 group and I’ve started this new painting about fear.Continue reading
It is high time I dedicate a post to Andy Morris. Andy is an artist living in the US, I think it’s Phoenix, Arizona. I would never have heard of him, if it wasn’t for Udemy. On Udemy Andy has a series of abstract art courses.
Andy is my major art teacher. A long time ago I was in art school for a few years. I learned more from Andy in a 10 dollar Udemy course, than I did in several years of art school. Really. Why?Continue reading