There are many voices that might go into a painting. The distant voices of our masters. The liberated child. The expressive, vibrant, professional artist. The fearful, questioning, analytical student. The thoughts an artist thinks a collector or gallery could be thinking.
|"Coral Floral" 24" x 18" acrylic and charcoal by Robin Maria Pedrero|
I went to an artist's talk at a museum recently where she expressed that she didn't care what other people thought, she didn't want feedback while she was painting or finished painting. My opinion after hearing her speak for an hour was that she cared, she just didn't want to be told what to do, like most of us.
I work in series, or a least several pieces at a time are in progress. Appearances could seem like I create nothing finished for a few weeks, then all of a sudden one or several are finished in a day. The above piece came quickly or should I say easily.... with a need, yes need, for those colors.... working over a few months, color, study, more paint, some drawing with charcoal and more paint. As I worked I shared in progress pics and one of my primo collectors snatched it up! "Primo Collectors" is the nick name, of my art collectors and patrons with several originals and or substantial investment in me as an artist. The collectors who use social network media are familiar with their title in this fine ever growing group. Unlike the aforementioned artist I on the other hand enjoy interacting with my collectors, they are precious to me.
Yet another stage. Painted and removed.
Thanks for sharing in my process and visual journey. - Robin