Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Originally A Cat"

"Originally A Cat"
Watercolor, Acrylics, Gesso

I guess I'm trying to figure out who I am as an artist. I keep evolving and changing at a rather rapid pace these days. I long for those days long ago when I consistently cranked out work in my one style. (Thought I had it down pat, but little did I know). Yet, face it, I know I would be bored if I used the same materials, same precise paint strokes, same colors, etc. etc.
So the Cat above is mimicking me, not sure who it is either. A little bit of this or a little bit of that. What fits its mood. A cat face, bird wings and a devil's tail, so to speak. I was in a rather dark emotional mood yesterday. Perhaps that accounts for the devil tail. Also, the paint strokes seem more expressive to me, which is an indication of my feelings erupting in my creative state. The eyes were added using some metallic paint and a little gesso to give them a glassy feel. The gesso on the body allowed for highlights.
I'm painting creatures that are more out of this world these days. Guess that's how I'm feeling, out of this world and into my painting zone......I seem to be tapping into some hidden realms within myself that are begging to be expressed.


Suz said...

the face is wonderful...
chin up .... it will all make sense
someday....just keep on keeping on
How are you doing?
pressure off?

Doris said...

Hey, I know that cat! I've seen that expression and she is really is a wonderful creatura!

april said...

You are doing so much, Bev! So much creativity! Just enjoy - it's a hot hot summer.

Anonymous said...

Just dropped in, saying how much I love your cat painting Bev, it's so alive and fresh! Full of energy! It's wonderful!