An organised chaos.
Felt a sudden urge to get some paints out that I couldn’t (and didn’t want to) shake off but my palette was U N U S A B L E. But in clearing the acrylic off I got heaps of colour inspiration and noticed a clear coordination on my desk of peaches and deep greens 😍 So I just messed around with that idea while watching a conversation with Grayson Perry about what an artist is.
Realised the freeing practise of having multiple items to work on all at once rather than being super particular about one thing. I’m very excited for my artistic evolution that all the freedom of having a space to dedicate to art is fuelling.
Here is my final #artbattle piece!
Finished in 20mins.
I went with a Jelly because I chickened out on anything too challenging about ten mins before. This was my first art battle and I really wanted to just figure out the vibe before I took too many risks! ~
The whole experience last night was a huge turning point for me. I only started painting consistently two years ago, and up until now I always just saw myself as someone who sold paintings here and there to make some extra diaper money (for my daughter-not me- I'm a big girl now). I thought being up there last night with all these incredibly talented, educated and established artists, would make me feel so out of place. But the support, the drive, and the excitement that everyone brought to the table made me feel totally at home.
Yes it's a battle, but it wasn't a competition.
There wasn't a single painting I wouldn't have taken home with me, not just because they were all beautiful; but also because each painting was a reflection of the hours and days and years that artist has put into their craft leading up to that moment.
I can see what they mean when they say #artbattle is addictive! ~
A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to support me, you are all so incredible and made me so teary-eyed (luckily you couldn't see the front of me). ~
Last but not least the legend of a man, @eddysavagebc is the winner of this piece with his excellent bidding skills! 🖤
Developing one's unique artistic style is one thing, but replicating someone else's is a whole other story. As a final summative for the first semester art course I took, I studied the Canadian artist Arthur Lismer a had to create a painting inspired by his style of work. The first picture is my work and the second is Lismer's "September Gale, Georgian Bay." This composition was done using acrylic over a stretched canvas. #acrylic#painting#landscape#inspiration#canadian
A lot of people ask me “why tigers?” The short answer: I like to paint tigers.
The long answer: they’re very nostalgic for me. As a kid my favorite painting was a tiger portrait by the artist Carl Brenders. Naturally, the first painting I ever did was of a tiger. I love the idea that I am now creating artwork that my kid-self would be immediately drawn to, sort of bringing my childhood dream of being a painter full circle. It’s either that or I am subconsciously dealing with my cat allergies.
Do what you love, love what you do, be unapologetic about it, and BE GRATEFUL you get to do it❤️🎨🐯🙏 #tiger#painting#hyperrealism#acrylic#canvas#artist#artsy#arts_help#artcollector#instaart#friday#nicksider
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