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So lately I've been really into checking out artist blogs that exhibit their work spaces. Perhaps it's my love for I Spy books, or HGTV, or even dare I say Cribs. I like getting to know an artist by learning how they work and what they surround themself with.
I would like to make a call for submissions request for all PID members to make a post featuring their work spaces. Especially if you have a flickr account because you can also tag items then explain it's purpose!
So if your interested, maybe we should all submit by the end of next week.
Here are some site examples:
http://on-my-desk.blogspot.com/ -the first artist (Symon Chow) workspace totally ripped off my desktop wallpaper... lol
*I lost the link and info to the featured photo artist work space, when found will Update!
A return to using Sharpies and Prismacolor markers were in order last night. The resulting look is very much to my liking, so I am going to implement it in my sketches from now on (or at least until I find another way I like better). More drawings can be seen over at my blog.
I stumbled onto the work of Betsy Walton this week via BOOOOOOOM! and have fallen completely in love with her paintings and illustrations. Her use of gouache is inspiring and makes me aware that I have a long way to go before I achieve the mastery of the medium she possesses. Here is a little blurb from her profile (since she can better describe her process than I) followed by a few samples.
As a painter, I work with galleries and collectors, and on personal projects. Many of my paintings and drawings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life. We can experience the sublime in the same room where we fold the laundry, and perhaps at the same time.
My style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters. I work with a spontaneous approach and few expectations of specific results. I rarely sketch preliminary drawings before diving into a painting, in the belief that the image formed through the painting process itself will be rich, revealing, and vital.