Monday, December 3, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
First layer of acrylic under painting which resulted in several layers of acrylic under paintings.
Here is the last layer before I added oil paint to finish the rest of the details.
First layer of oil paint on her skin and tentacles.
This journey was so much fun I can't wait to go on my next one.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I had a great time showcasing my art and networking. I can't wait for the next outing/event.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
I finished one piece now I am looking for the perfect frame for the perfect price. Oh and the perfect funds to buy said perfect frame. This was one of those unplanned loosen up paintings and If I don't say so myself I love the way it turned out. I'm am glad I didn't rush the hair because that was the part that held me up a bit.
I have also completed a giraffe morphology study drawing that will eventually lead to more study drawings of other animals and women. All of which become paintings for my next solo show.
Blogging from my Galaxy Note has one minor downfall. I can't seem to figure out how to place my photos underneath the paragraphs and then subtitle them along with descriptions.
However I'm quite sure you will know which is which.
Monday, July 23, 2012
However with appreciation for fine detail and beauty my inclinations toward nature and the female spirit began to merge. I am trying to fully encompass the elegance, strengths, and vulnerabilities of both femininity and nature.
My work is alluring and has a hint of whimsy. It delves into the fascination of women, in both our conscious and subconscious ideals of the female role in society. Often times black women are depicted as this hyper sexualized video vixen.
I am constantly trying to submerse myself in the subject matter that is ingrained and full of culture, strength and power. Removing the material pocessions shows her strength comes from the natural beauty of the skin she is in. My work is infused with a variety of cultural, environmental, sociological, dreamscapes and sometimes slight political references. My influences serve as an amalgamation bringing my world and the dream world to life through deliberate references and reverent imagery, with the finished work deriving strength and beauty from the the strong women who raised me. My playfulness in my brush stroke is a constant struggle with the reality and dreamland itself.
Is a drawing that came to me while thinking about a painting I did called 'Flesh of my flesh'. Also thinking about how sin was born. I will delve a little deeper after I create the painting.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
This art biz has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. Sales have been up and down but either way never enough to live off of. I am bit frustrated with trying to figure out what formula works. I see some of my artist friends sell enough to earn a good living that sustains them.
I have done all the social networking and art shows and markets and live painting. I even support other artist. But I'm thinking now its just time to paint because I love to paint and it brings me peace and joy. Not for the public to buy it. I think shifting my focus on the continued love and sharpening of my craft will equate to happiness and peace. I will continue to post my works and sell prints of all my work. But originals will not be available once the sell ends.
Today I am taking a hiatus from the art biz. I will only paint as a way to exscape, relax, and enjoy quite time with my father. Although I feel like hair won't let me quit it. I have never loved it. The work itself has always came easy but the money is why I do it. Since I have discovered my undying passion and love for visual art. My hair business has suffered. I wanted to paint as a means to earn a living but so far that may not be why God has blessed me with my talent. It has always been in me but the gift didn't shine until I needed an organic way of dealing with the stress of financial losses, heartache and death. It has been and still is a beautiful intimate spiritual experience with my father and for that I am forever grateful even if I never sell another painting. So 40% OFF MY ENTIRE STORE RichAnt.bigcartel.com use promocode BYEFORNOW when checking out. Thanks guys I will still post work just not selling originals for awhile.