Unrestrained from any training, not party to pressure to conform to any style, unsolicitored colour combinations... natural strokes expressed with a giggle and a playful paintbrush flick. His creation on the right, will be a piece I treasure, for the valuable experience it beholds.
My Art Out Loud NZ work is very delicately planned and implemented. It has taken countless sleepless nights to cultivate a range of appealing hand-drawn designs. There are then, many hours dedicated to reconstructing each design from start to finish, incorporating a hand-painted name or word to exhibit a fresh new artwork. I enjoy this process immensely, motivated by creating a unique painting for an individual and integrating their name within a specialised design to yield a fresh and effective artwork.
The piece I have featured above on the left, is 'A Growing Love' an example of my contemporary freestyle "surreal" artwork. When I create for myself I find I'm often spurred by a heartfelt message and compelled to experiment with bold colours, shapes and lines, intricate brush detail or textural patterning. I find I seek precise, balanced aesthetic outcomes and perhaps need to relax and focus more on the journey - as it is amazing what can come, if only we relent and let our hands do the "thinking."
This notion is documented beautifully here by Sandra Belegi's blog at The Art of Greatness http://theartofgreatness.com/jesse-renos-workshop-my-journey/ documenting her artistic journey during a five day workshop in Portland, USA with influencial artist Jesse Reno (http://jessereno.com/).