End of Summer… 2015

>Rock's Flying Fish Delta Dry Summer, July 2009

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.

Weight of Balance: Making Friends detail of figure

Weight of Balance: Making Friends detail of figure

The final painting…Weight of Balance:Making Friends by Cathy Hegman

Weight of Balance :Making Friends by Cathy Hegman

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.

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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