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Well, I’ve finally done it! Tomorrow I’m going to sign my lease for my new studio space!!

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This is one thing on my original list to check off. I’ll be moving this weekend and will be ready for work on Monday.

I thought the whole ‘work from home’ thing was going to work out, but it was too hard. There were too many non-art projects calling to me during the day and a very needy kitty. Plus, I’m quite the Netflix junkie. I have almost made it all the way through SG1 – I love Science Fiction!

Where I’m going there will be no more tv, cat, laundry/housecleaning, and all the other things that kept me from my work. I’ve got a nice little studio with lots of light, access to the zoo and Greenlake :). I’m so excited! Yay!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Beka

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I always envied my college classmates because they knew what type of art they liked and were able to use it to build off of for their own work. I didn’t know a lot about art coming into my art degree, I was the very epitome of a newbie. All I knew coming in is that I liked to draw and thought I had some potential. Of course, given some time I started to make my way through the slew of amazing artists who have left their mark on the world and am grateful of the changes in the art scene that have allowed them to flourish.

My inspiration comes from painters who have viewed their subject through unconventional means. George Seurat used pointillism, he learned of optical mixing and used it to create a pixalized portrait. Dots of color combined together so that when you gazed on it from a distance they seemed to merge to create a painting – allowing the viewer’s eyes to do the work. The color worked in an opposite way when viewing upclose – it became an abstract painting, all about the positioning of layers of saturated colors.  Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings were created using divisionism. The directional lines vs. the paused dots of pointillism created movement throughout his pieces. They were mystical and his use of color made them vibrant.

I only hope at this point to have enough stamina to get my work on paper, one day at a time. To compare my work to theirs is crazy! As well as the sheer volume they created over their lifetimes.

Speaking of work,

Gotta go!

Beka

If you’ve read far enough into the blog you’d know that one of my goals for this year is to rent a studio space of my own. Well, I’m doing it!! Yay!

I’m really excited because I was able to find a studio within walking distance to the Woodland Park Zoo and Greenlake. I haven’t gotten the chance to delve into it, but one of the subjects I would love to paint is wildlife. This is such a great opportunity – I hope it works out. I’m going with my husband tomorrow to check it out.

I didn’t realize how distracted I was while working from home until recently. It’s far to easy to watch tv and do things around the house. I’m definately looking forward to being focused on my work and be in Seattle again. Here’s to creativity & productivity!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Beka