Evolving and revolving…time and change…giving way

Spring has sprung and there is growth in nature.   The studio work is evolving…I have had the yearning to move my art to another level but somehow the content is not where I am wanting the movement to occur, rather the  paint itself.  I am finding a new curiosity in the application of paint to the surface. It is a test of  pushing the paint with the constant thinning and thickening layers on the surface yet retaining my content. Residue layers keep evolving as the paint is layered and then quickly broken down and removed with different tools to leave basically an imprint of paint on the surface.   Each layer one by one destroys and then homogenates into  what seems a cohesive statement.  Working on board and canvas takes this process to differing levels  simply by the traction of each surface.  I am enjoying the process and the outcome it seems; at least to me,is the growth the Spring and late winter have had on my work this year.  Here are two of the latest pieces, they both began with very textural under paintings, they evolved into paintings that have hues that are interesting to me because they are made from the residue of every layer, rendering the painting with relatively  indefinable  colors yet deeply related colors that coexist nicely. At completion of this process  I coat at least 3 coats of varnish over the entire surface after fully dry, in order to keep the integrity of the surface strong. 

Concrete Skies  60 x 48 2015 acrylic on canvas Cathy Hegman small wm (1 of 1)

Concrete Skies 60 x 48 Cathy Hegman

Weight of Balance Truce 2015  40 x 30 acrylic on canvas by Cathy Hegman  small jpegwm (1 of 1)

Weight of Balance Truce 40 x 30 by Cathy Hegman

Thank you for reading my blog, I hope it in some way helps and interests you about art and painting.

Take care,

Cathy Hegman


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About Cathy S. Hegman

Art, much like a road links people together both visually and mentally. One can attain a glimpse inside the artist’s soul by studying the artist’s work, and perhaps find something that links them to the artist and the art. A work of art has the ability to resonate and touch the emotions without regard to age, gender, race, or religion through the application of pigment to canvas or paper. Art can be the voice that cries out without limits, or sometimes whispers the thoughts of the creator. Art speaks silently, yet conjures up feelings and gives satisfaction that is undeniable, and yet intrinsic. It validates our need to learn about ourselves, and gives us freedom to search for our own identities. The road is long and often dusty, but always renewing the spirit with inspiration. It is my hope in this lifetime to give a part of what I have learned through and on my journey with others. The deepest form of us is revealed in our thoughts and my art is the translation of my thoughts to paper and canvas. I paint layers of color and line to create a history of marks that will guide the viewer into my world of thought and engage them in the process. I embed personal symbols throughout my art to give it deeper meaning. I encourage you to think about life in a visual way and to contemplate our connections with each other and the world we share.
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12 Responses to Evolving and revolving…time and change…giving way

  1. Sabiscuit says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful painting and explaining your technique. I’ll be staring at it for a while as I try to improve on my own work. x

  2. Amazing art work … warm regards Karen

  3. Your thoughts are inspiring indeed. Thank you for sharing your inner self. The solitude we artists live in always welcomes this deeply honest conversation.

  4. Surface and content must reflect each other. Where content is deep and surface shallow, dissonance in the final product wastes and undermines the impact. You are, as ever, a deeply soulful, thoughtful painter. ♥

  5. Janet Beare says:

    As an artist I really appreciate the depth of your thought processes & work processes that you share with us. I love your paintings. Thank you.

  6. Barbara Davis says:

    oh, sadness. saw the write up but not the paintings on the iPad. Went to the laptop. Still not. Would love to see the images.

  7. Erik Linow says:

    I wrote a comment some days ago some other place on your blog. – I also like your new paintings set up right here. I Wonder: What is really your attitude to paint/represent or not paint faces with recognicable eyes, nose, mouth and so on. Is it so, that faces Draw the attention too much, and dominate the picture totally – sorry I think its my opinion.

    • Thank you Erik! I enjoy hearing your opinion! I most often will paint the figure as an integral part of the whole painting for me,it is a shape that with the other shapes makes up the whole design. I do not find the need to give the features that might give the figure too much specificity. Often I paint the figure with some features but almost never with all of them. I find leaving out the parts that are not integral to the concept of the piece only gives the painting a deeper interest. I hope this helps to clarify my intent.
      Thank you for the comment!

  8. Robert Stringer says:

    Cathy, I left a comment somewhere in the middle of all this beauty and wisdom. Maybe you will find it. I told you a little bit of my time line and about just how much that I am moved by your soulful work. I wanted to leave you a couple of sites to look up when you get a chance. This is my oldest daughter and her husband who live in the Nashville area. She does music videos and he designs and makes custom jewelry. RobinGeary.com and TGeary.com. I think you will enjoy these. This is the long, lost daughter that I told you about years ago who I did not see from her second to her nineteenth years…she ended up with me outside of Knoxville, where she met her husband and ever since, we’ve been very close…like we were never lived apart. When my wife was pregnant with my youngest daughter Robin was pregnant with my grandson. They are all artistic in their own ways…somehow I have always surrounded myself with artist.
    Again, your work is the best, the most moving and touching that I have seen in many years. I am so glad that I found your site and can now enjoy your blog and your work.
    your old friend,

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