If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been on a layer kick as of late when it comes to my paintings. Actually if you think about it, I’ve always have had a thing for layers, the layers are what my heart sculptures so interesting.
But I’ve been doing more painting than sculpting as of late. I think it’s because I’m tired of wearing masks when I leave the house and I have to wear my respiratory mask when I do the hearts. I know it’s a silly reason, but I haven’t found myself gravitating to them as of late. Hopefully I will find something that will inspire me to make more of them soon.
So I have been painting more, and even incorporating it into my hearts in the ground of my pieces. I’ve also been incorporating music lyrics into my more recent pieces. Why, you may ask? I’ve been having a hard time lately connecting my thoughts with words. The bad days have been outweighing the good, unfortunately. So I’ve been looking for songs that I relate to, and the memories I want to get out or off of my chest.
Some of them I’ve made into prints, so they could be more affordable to collectors. Which I find the conversation of prints to be such an interesting one.
So many artists are against it, thinking it devalues your art and yourself as an artist. Personally, I think it’s a great idea to allow art to be more affordable to people who enjoy art but might not be able to pay for original pieces.
I even made two of my favorite prints into tumblers and bottle openers, after a suggestion from a friend. You would’ve thought I lit a match and lit the art world I knew on fire. I guess that’s a big no no in the art world? Once again, I just wanted art available in an out of the box way for people to enjoy!
Not everyone who enjoys art goes to galleries or exhibitions. They can appreciate it on so many different outlets. At least that is my opinion.
But the one thing I’ve learned, just like myself, the more layers, the better.