Monday, April 26, 2010

loosing myself for a while...


Here are a few girls I have been working on this last week... they are all in different stages of being completed, especially the one with the gaping hole in her stomach.  I really struggled last week, over thinking everything and especially thinking I had to so something completely different for my exhibition.  Then I suddenly realised on Saturday night that what I had been working on before was ok.  That is when it hit me, people who like my work don't want to come to my exhibition to see something completely different.  It's like when you hear a good song on the radio... you go and buy the cd, and find yourself really disappointed to hear that none of the songs are like the one you fell in love with.   

I can't really tell you the great sense of relief this simple thought has bought me.  It was amazing how angry and upset I got with myself when I was so caught up in what I thought I should be doing, I lost myself for a while.



But in loosing myself for a while, I did do this as part of a bigger painting and I really think it has potential for development.  I used a Golden medium (clear tar gel) on the bottom part under the wave line, you cant really see in this picture but it gives an encaustic effect.  So I think I am going to play with this some more...




15 comments:

Silke said...

Your girls are gorgeous, especially seeing them all in a group like this!! And I think you are right - people will go to the show to see your gorgeous girls, not something different. I wish I could come to you show!! Love, Silke

P.S. Your new painting looks like it'll be great!!

Carine b said...

Of course I couldn't come to your show but I hope you'll take somme photos for the blog!!Me too Ilove to see all those girls together encore bravo & merci!

Art by Sascalia said...

Love seeing a group of your girls together like this! Lovely! X

Dee said...

i LOVE your girls, so please don't force a change... :)
(a friend of mine from Hastings has sent me 2 postcards with your art on them and today i am making a shelf in my living area especially to put them on :) )
lovelovelove your owrk! xo

Mel @ Wildflower said...

If it aint broke....!
I think work constantly evolves and this is particularly true of art (OK, so I got that from my mother who is an artist!), but it's so very true. I'm sure if you look back on your work from a while ago, there are subtle and not so subtle changes. I think your 'girls' are lovely :)

softearthart said...

You are so right Katherine, do what you do best,all your work is amazing, people are going to be very happy to see your work at the exhibition, I envisage a sell out. cheers Marie

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love the girls! I've actually thought of trying something similar on a 12 x 24 canvas that keeps calling my name but so far, nothing is getting done! ha
LOVE all your work!!

Sabii Wabii said...

Glad you're "found".
It's tempting the feel the need to change within a style. I get it.

Gwynnie B Designs said...

The beauty of art is the change that constantly occurs within it, and within the artist. When I think I'm stuck I surrender, and inevitably something fabulous comes of it!!

NatashaMay said...

I would love to go to an exibition and see your girls! As you said, people who love your art would love to see your girls. :)

Jacqueline said...

Your girls are really gorgeous and i really LOVE your art work. I first saw your lovely girl "I want 2" at sweet kelly's blog and fell in love with her. :) Your space is so inspiring and wonderful...so gald i found you today! I know that feeling loosing yourself for a while ...i get that too sometimes. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

~mel~ said...

Hello lovely ~ thank you for your comment, and for being my first follower! I'm so grateful. :)
Your girls are as gorgeous as ever!
~mel~

Trena said...

I love the girl..I have been a looker lu on your website for a few months and I really like your works! oh, I was so excited to see that you were going to be one of my classmates in Kelly Rea Roberts ecourse and cant wait !

tammy said...

Hi Katherine,
i really love your artwork and all your girls. i saw you are doing kelly rae's ecourse too. i had already seen and admired your work before. you have a beautiful style.

Škorčica said...

I think your decision is right - one should be faithful to yourself; afterall that's the thing that makes you special.
I like your work very much!