What I have right now is the opposite of a artist block. I’m coming out with new pieces like it’s my job. Inspired by my ice cream boobie shirt, I’ve decided to go along with the rainbow ice cream cone idea, but add my own splash (literally) of grunge to it. This is my first time painting on a wood panel as I have always been curious.
Ice cream – Acrylic on wood
I am so happy with how this turned out. I’m obsessed with the urban/grungy look that it has. Definitely going to explore the style further.
I’ve always taken my talent with art for granted. It’s just something I always had on the back burner, knowing the things I’m able to do but don’t make an effort to find time to express myself. Ever since my dream career path changed, I’ve told myself that I’m not actually as talented as I always thought I was and soon became so humble with my skill that I feel like its not even a part of my anymore.
I recently started developing a style in my art work. It goes along the lines of effortless freedom of strokes and colour. I go into a painting not fully knowing what I’m doing, I know the colours I want to use and how I want to work the space. I just let go and paint until I am satisfied with the various colours and strokes. Here are two of my latest pieces; Order & Chaos.
Order – Acrylic
All the colours and movement of this piece is precisely contained within the black boundaries. The shapes are easily understood and there is a sense of order and unity within the piece.
Chaos – Acrylic
Elements of the previous piece can be found in this piece ( The gradient stripes, simple shapes, effortless painting strokes) but contrasts it in a way where this piece have broken out of any boundaries that were assigned. This can be seen with the circle silhouette on the painting, where all the colours and strokes are surround it instead of being contained within.
The paintings also compliments one another in the fact that Order is painted in cool tones, while Chaos in warm tones. I had fun painting both pieces, but being the perfectionist I am I had a harder time painting and finally be satisfied with Chaos. I found difficulty in finding balance in the painting that I was not necessarily looking for.
All in all, this is a style that I want to practice and I would later like to incorporate more representable objects into my paintings.
Today, my best friend of the past four years in university left. She left to pursue her dreams of being a Psychiatrist at medical school. Endless water works happened because I am the biggest sucker for any kind of good byes.
From automatic seat buddies in German class, to the rhyming friends at miscellaneous parties, to road tripping across Canada, to becoming a package deal to everyone that knew us, to finally having our dreams come true and moving in with each other. She has made the past four years the most memorable experience.
This was a moment we knew was coming and have been dreading for the past 5 months. This has been the most amazing summer in a long time because I had my best friend with me 24/7. Fitting as much memories into our tight budget and our limited time together was hard but I appreciated every second.
Missing you, will only make me want to work harder in school. So we can be fabulous and be able to fly to visit each other in our fabulous big cities and do fabulous things. I can’t until you become a fancy doctor and I, a swanky engineer.
But until then, our fun together will be on hiatus until we can make up for it when I see each other next.
I love (enjoy spending time with) and miss you Kc.