The 2019 Summer Art Collection
The 2019 Spring Collection represented the first time (formally) where I not only collected my non-digital artwork, I studied them against the backdrop of art history, theory and technique. Abstract art was a natural choice: you literally can’t screw it up. Now laugh all your want but the goal is to keep painting. Realism, and goal-oriented painting in general, opens the door to concepts like, “not good enough” and “eww”, which only serves to stop you from painting, which ultimately wilts that best possible future where you end up being phenomenal.
But in starting with Abstract art, I had inadvertently opened the door to new ideas and ideologies about art. New quirks, too. Dirty colors actually mesh better than fresh colors. That one extra stroke you want to add? Don’t. Mistakes are actually luxuriant chocolate commodities. It was all wild, kaleidoscopic stuff for a commercial digital artist raised by studio wolves.
So for the 2019 Summer Collection, I made sure to try to paint for at least an hour every day, always in the Abstract. These are all process-driven; done in the heat of the moment and based off of nothing more than rubbing intuition and emotion together to start a fire.
- 2019 . Industrial Age . Chicago
- Watercolor Pencil