I think about my process while I paint. There are patterns I’m aware of, helpful and unhelpful. I recognize that the way I work doesn’t seem to change much over time. My influences when I was young are so evident so many years later. I am consistent in that way and I think about this. Who am I as an artist? Am I simply a product of those influences when I was most impressionable? What would I paint like otherwise? As if that’s possible, I know. Still I ask the question. At the same time, there is so much art I love and admire that looks entirely different. There’s so much I can’t make, a narrow door, small roomful of images I can. #painting#artmaking#artmakingprocess
Our emotional and physical state affects our art making. I find when I’m feeling off, restless or anxious, there’s something trying to surface, teach me something...transform me. This unseen struggle becomes inspirational if I let it be. If we stop and be still in the quiet...If we really listen to the space that surrounds us, letting the silence hold us, we can dissolve pain and resolve questions. I do this when painting planning too. Meditating, watching my thoughts take forms, ideas and changes play out like slides on a projector. Laying down strokes of paint, editing...feeling the essence a piece evokes, the process and layers I’d take to sculpt it in 2 dimensions. What’s the story, what does it say? These conversations we have with our viewers through our art continue on. This silent, visual language is like poetry taking different shapes in each viewers mind and heart. If we are still and listen, a deeper truer connection can be found to ourselves and a clearer sense of the doors we are opening to share with others. ❤️🙌🏻 #artmaking#artmakingprocess#paintingplanning#love#truth#selflove#emotionalstates#wellbeing#meditation#art#artistsoninstagram#painting#jennaandersonfineart#figurativeart#portraitpainting#inspiration#artprocess#listentoyourheart
Stop the Machine, two colors silkscreen on paper, 13 x 19 inches. I want to share a little bit of the process to make this. The artwork started as a pen on paper drawing; later, I digitized the image to add text and make the color separation. Then, I printed them in a printshop I used to work. Using the printing press and the belt dryer helped to accelerate the printing process. The print was created to make visible and to support the student movement against tuition increases at California State University, Sacramento. Some prints were distributed for free at marches and rallies by student. Other prints were taken to New York for Sublevarte Collective’s exhibition at Interference Archive in 2012. The print was signed as Sublevarte Collective. This will be on display at Booklyn, in New York, as part of the exhibition “ENGAGED EDITIONS: Creative Advocacy in Print.” Visit Booklyn’s website for more information on the exhibition: https://booklyn.org/event/engaged-editions/ #lurac_art #booklynart#printmaking#prints#screenprinting#silkscreenprinting#art#artivism#sociallyengagedart#defendpubliceducation#artmakingprocess#sacramento#artexhibition#drawing#ink#printing#posters#education
The way I create art has evolved over the past few years. I have broken out of my traditional ways and embraced experimentation. Collage elements, adding and subtracting, aggressive application, and then fine tuned caressing. This is how art is born.