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11 June 2010 @ 02:49 am
Work, work... and more work...  
Yes, been working hard as usual. At times like these, I feel the need to re-acquaint myself with the things I really enjoy. Such as enjoying art. Whether appreciating the work of others, or picking up the brush again. Actually, in the near future, there will be a fairly large hobby room in my house. I'm really excited to pull out the canvas and start sharing my vision of the world through paint. Well, in an effort to motivate myself and stir-up my creative energy, I continue to look at what is being done out there by the real artists of the world... and it's amazing. One of the most positive things about the internet is how it bridges that gap - bringing you closer to see things that you may have never had a chance to see. For instance, an artist from across the world.

Here is one in particular I came across. The artist is Chris Berens of Amsterdam. This piece evokes fantasy and a bit of wonder. The stairs throughout are a bit "Escherness", but that is about all that is similar between the two. I like the subtle coloring, as well as the sad but thoughtful expression on the young girl. She looks uncomfortable or even a bit fearful.

The next one I found was by an artist, George Grie. The gothic, fantasy feel is warm and comforting to me. The monotone coloring, with emphasis on contrast adds to the drama, which is necessary because there isn't a lot of movement or action depicted. I wish I was there... the feel reminds me of an old library full of all the most beautiful, rare books in the world. I can picture myself drinking coffee and relaxing on the couch with a good book. Maybe this doesn't make sense to most people, considering it is not a library and there isn't a book in sight. What kind of library would have a ship in the middle of it? Still, I can't deny the feel I get from it, even if I'm the only one who experiences the image that way.

I only hope my own artwork reflects what I truly feel and see... not what I think others want to feel and see. The line gets blurred sometime between staying true to yourself, and doing what you think others may like. That is in all things, not just art. Here is to staying strong...
Emotional Status: artisticartistic
Music du Juor: "The Sacrifice" - by Symphony X
(Anonymous) on June 21st, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
I hope you stay strong. XD I wouldn't mind to see some of your works too. I really love the second painting. There's something sad, dark and adventurous at the same time. It is my belief that in the end the artist has the power to see the world from an uncanny perspective and surprise glimpses from it. By the way, one of my favorite paintings is called "Lovers" by Rene Magritte. There's something completely sad and yet really deep.

Aya Honda
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