Friday, March 28, 2008
"As an artist you might get into the medium you are working in and then just get into a comfort zone and stay there, " say's Steve Hanks. "However there is something to be said about working outside your comfort zone, something about the mystery of trying to figure it out or not knowing how it works. As accurately as I paint, I need to throw myself out of the comfort zone... " Hanks finds that it's essential to his own idea of creativity that he changes his style periodically so that he won't get stuck doing a certain type of painting over and over. American Art Collector January 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
"Dance With Me" is the seventh in the series of
paintings I'm calling "Cherry Expressions".
The shadows in this piece are very colorful and the
cherries bright and red however the background is
more of an eggshell rather than light blue or gray as
it may appear on your monitor.
Friday, March 7, 2008
This was a fun piece to paint. I mixed complimentaries
for the shadows and decided to use the same
colors in the background. It gave it continuity I think
and made it quite a striking piece. By the way, these
are nectarines not peaches that's why they look smooth
and sleek .
Monday, March 3, 2008
I am very pleased to announce that I am now being represented by two galleries. I've had a wonderful working relationship with Southwest Gallery in Dallas for four years. As of February 28, my original colored pencil pieces can also be purchased through Wally Workman Gallery in Austin. Once I feel a little more confident in the medium of oil, I will be painting larger pieces and sending them to both galleries. I am extremely pleased with the progress I've made in such a short time which makes this truly exciting. I don't fight the brushes anymore nor struggle with the paint like I did when I first started painting, which was only about three months ago, now I get up in the morning anticipating the day. I can't wait to get a brush in my hand and I'm loving it....