Wednesday, April 20, 2011

my own bunch of super heroes...


(one of three pieces I have just finished for a gallery down south)


I am so hanging out to do some painting for myself... I feel I haven't done any for so so long, and that is because I haven't!  I have been catching up with work for galleries and getting ready for a few markets that I have coming up.  So I have decided to set aside some time over Easter to paint, draw and create. I think I am worried about things not working out and then it all being a waste of time. Because at the moment time seems to be so precious, I know I will frown at myself if I have nothing to show for my two days of play except a great big bloody mess to clean up!!!

So... I have been telling myself that this will be time for developing and exploring new ideas. I really want to develop a few new background techniques and create 5 - 7 characters (I know I want one of them to a viking descendant).   I am not expecting to get all of this done in the two days, but I want to make a damn good start on it. I also want to document it in my work book, something I used to do on a regular basis, but I don't think I have done an entry so far this year, in fact probably not since my exhibition in October last year?

I have also been having an internal battle lately with what I think people want to see and what I want to do... I am not sure these are the same thing, or maybe they are? (I do worry what other people think, which can be quite exhausting). This is the reason why I want to create a series of characters that are all different but belong together, maybe represent a small part of myself that the viewer will find they can also relate to?   I see them as being my own bunch of super heroes.

Oh and by the way... I have a print up for grabs at New Zealand Handmade if anyone is interested...

10 comments:

{curly girl art} said...

love the idea of a series of characters, painting them would be such fun :)

Antoinette said...

This one is absolutely adorable. LOve love love your work!

xx

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Beautiful work Katherine! As always. :)

I think whatever you do will be beautiful. I struggle so much with what I think people want as opposed to what I enjoy producing. I end up really confused. Lol.

I am looking forward to your super heroes! Katie would like to see a cat woman! :)

Micki Wilde said...

Love your work and the gorgeous colour palettes you use!!

I also struggle with the what I think people want versus what I want to make, it can be a real brain strain and doesn't seem to get me anywhere whatever I decide. Thems the breaks I guess ;)

Micki x

Shells said...

Katherine, be true to you. Paint and draw what you like, have fun creating new characters and it will show in what you produce. I look forward to meeting them. Be brave, be positive, be happy.

Michelle. :D

Isabel said...

Your style is UNIQUE and nothing needs to change:O)I to through thinking of what people want as to what I want:( Neverending Have a great time creating:O)

NatashaMay said...

I'm rooting for your super heroes. :)

softearthart said...

My, she is beautiful, loving those pastel shades. cheers Marie

An Unusual Girl Named Christine said...

The eternal struggle! What will intrigue and romance people and what expresses the true soul of the artist! I think we all struggle with that but just in case you are wondering I've enjoyed everything of yours that I've laid my eyes on:)

JulieandMax said...

Just stopped by to say 'hi'. Love your work :-)
Julie
http://www.maxiesknitwear.blogspot.com