Monthly Archives: February 2017

Strokes of Painted Breath

Ah, it feels good to be back in the studio again. I have taken a bit of time off to finish school and to adjust to the ebb and flow of life. While I was looking through one images of a few drawings of mine, I came across a reproduction drawing of Raphael’s Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1507, painting.  I worked on this sketch during a drawing class I took over the summer. While I prepare for my return to the painting, I begin a process of stepping outside of the chaos of daily life.  This sketch reminds me of the relationship between the creative process and the breath. Just as the musician expresses the human condition with the notes that are played but also with the lack of sound in-between. This relationship is fluid and could also be said about the artist. Instead of the lack of sound, it is the the brush strokes, the expression of carbon on paper or the lack of in a space while the artist infuses the piece with the patterns of their breath, trapped in layers of tone, color and light.

 

Until next time, stay on the creative side of life my luvs.

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