Newest Piece, Current WIP, and what's next in my Vendor Event Prep Journey!
I know the title's a mouthful, but there's a lot of ground to cover today. In the last artist feature, [see: Art With a Modern Twist] I mentioned I would be talking about, "my newest completed piece and an update on my artistic plans in preparation for the next vendor event..." and with this article, I'm going to do just as I promised.
If you've watched my video post [see: Face Reveal, Amazon Products, and Room Tour] then you saw the painting I aforementioned, however briefly.
I wanted to present a still image in this account so that we could discuss and observe it more closely. So, without further ado, may I present the piece:
I still have yet to decide on an official title, but I remember the initial feelings that went into this work while I was creating it. In its beginning stages, it was made with the idea that I was hidden or unnoticed, perhaps a mixture of both. It was abandoned for well over a year and was only recently finished. At its completion, the message grew into something along the lines of "identity and silence...words unsaid, leaving one unheard... bite my tongue, sink further into myself; my comfort lying in the dark beside me."
I think it developed quite nicely. Sometimes you just need to step away from a piece in order to come back to it again. When you do, you come back with a fresh mind, and the sadness I harbored for ignoring the piece for so long dissipates when I realize it was for the best.
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I have quite a few unfinished paintings. A good majority of them were started in my high school days, which whether I want to believe it or not, is already five years in the past. It's truly terrifying, how quickly time flies. In the moment, we feel like the lives we're leading could last forever, and I often find myself wishing they would... It's much too deep a topic to discuss now, but it'd make for a great painting concept!
Currently, I'm working on finishing the forgotten pieces. Take a look at the one previewed below: