Friday, September 17, 2010
Several people have commented over the past few months that I need
to ignore/silence the too-critical voices in my head. In 2001, I did a series
called Persona giving 15 of them form. They are monotypes (one-of-a-kind
prints) done on an etching press with lithography ink and mixed media.
They were also set up for giclee printing (reproductions). Anyone interested
in seeing more "voices," can visit my website: www.lorraineshirkus.com.
I had tried for awhile to carry this style into oil on canvas but was less
than impressed at the time (yes, I know :-) ). It may have had more to do
with lack of a new compelling idea to work out and too little time . . . hours
sitting in the studio with not much to show for the time spent. Deciding to
try the little still-lifes felt more productive and learning to paint form is a
rewarding challenge to my left brain. It's all process. I feel so lucky to have
this interest in art and drive to learn.