The summer refuses to give in to cooler temps. No rain for the past several months and none in the forecast. Dusty days and hot humid nights make an air-conditioned studio feel divine.
Work steadily continues in my studio. I start each painting thinking to myself, today I will leave my single figure and move in another direction, only to find the muse is still at work in my head as I layer over the new thoughts and return like a homing beacon to the lone figure. I simply have not said all I want to say about the weight of balance, or the single lone figure. For me, there is something so relative and familiar to this single figure finding balance in life. Perhaps too much alone time in the studio emphasizes this feeling, but for some reason, the lone, single, solid, statuary figure reigns heavily in my brush. This is the most current painting that has reached the varnish stage.
Weight of Balance: Making Friends, plays with not only my childhood memories of angst of making friends, but also the abstracted way in which we form alliances and create our own worlds as adults. Surrounding ourselves with all the things that keep us comfortable and balanced.
On the technical side of the painting, this year my layers are becoming more tactile and having a physical,as well as optical presence in my work. I am working the figure into and through the background in an effort to give the feeling that one does not exist without the other.
Here is a detail of the painting and the final painting below it.
The final painting…Weight of Balance:Making Friends by Cathy Hegman
Thank you for reading my blog, I hope it in some way helps and interests you about art and painting.
Copyright © 2015
Copyright © 2015 Cathy Hegman All rights reserved.
All materials both written and photographed and posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by Cathy Hegman. Any reproduction, retransmissions, or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless Cathy Hegman has explicitly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or republish the material. All other rights reserved.
The artwork posted on this site by Cathy Hegman may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise, with out the written permission by the artist and writer, Cathy Hegman
Cathy Hegman. All rights reserved.