Insomniacs IV…

Weight of Balance Insomniacs IV oil and charcoal on paper 2015 triptych 28 x 62 Cathy Hegman

Weight of Balance Insomniacs IV oil and charcoal on paper 2015 triptych 28 x 62 Cathy Hegman

Mississippi Art Colony has ended until next Spring, but memories will be indelibly left in my mind. Deep in the woods with  4o or so artists doing nothing but painting and talking about their art. There is nothing better for someone who spends 97 percent of their time alone in a studio.  I was in heaven for 6 days with my friends. I took oil paint to work with on panels as well as paper.  There is something so mesmerizing about the tactile feel of oils on paper.  I have wanted to expand on my Insomniacs series and I took this past week at Art Colony to get some good beginnings going on paper.  I may leave these as is; or I might add more layers to them.  Only time will tell but for now they have the total feel that I was trying to capture, and that might just be enough.

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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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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Layering Bird Totems….

Day 5 detail shot of the figures this is when the planning begins on the figures

Day 5 detail shot of the figures this is when the planning begins on the figures

5 days into the piece and it is taking shape and being lost in the many layers.

5 days into the piece and it is taking shape and being lost in the many layers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

   I thought I would share a bit of the studio work in progress.  I am wrapping up  work for my show in Atlanta in September at Tew Galleries and wanted to do a little art stretching and try a little experimentation with oil paint and  cold wax.  I am working on vellum paper for this one. The subtle velvet texture of the paper is a good complement to the oil and wax.  It has  a slight grip that holds the paint in the first layers well and allows me to layer fairly quickly at this stage.  I will lose the translucency of the paper rather quickly, but it is nice in the beginning to have that aspect of the vellum.

Day 5 detail of the textures developing

Day 5 detail of the textures developing

You can click on each image to get a larger size to see the texture detail. 

Day 7 of layering and working on the figures. The challenge is to get enough detail without losing the anonymity and the content of the painting as a whole. Too much it becomes a particular thing and too little it is not significant.

Day 7 of layering and working on the figures. The challenge is to get enough detail without losing the anonymity and the content of the painting as a whole. Too much it becomes a particular thing and too little it is not significant.

Day 7 the figures are being worked on then lost in the texture then found again in details

Day 7 the figures are being worked on then lost in the texture then found again in details

Day 9

Looking at the last stage on day 7 and I am thinking the yellow gold in the bottom is just not quite in sync with my thoughts for this painting, so I begin to layer more on that part of the painting, and work more on the whole piece with thin layers of varying neutral tones.  In between the layering process I am working on the  texture in places and losing and then reinstating the edges of the figures. It is a love/hate process, as at some points I love it and think I am finished,only to look again and see that I need more depth in the painting.

Detail of Day 9 shows I finessed a good bit on the figures.  I redefined some of the values.  I want the piece to be about the figures, but I want the textures to tell the story of the softness of the feeling I am trying to express in the painting. I will work a bit more on it but this piece is nearing the finish at this point.

Detail of Day 9 shows I finessed a good bit on the figures. I redefined some of the values. I want the piece to be about the figures, but I want the textures to tell the story of the softness of the feeling I am trying to express in the painting. I will work a bit more on it but this piece is nearing the finish at this point.

Today I spent a lot of time just looking and thinking on the painting.  I was quite sure I needed to loose the yellow gold at the bottom of the painting and worked in many more layers to soften it and give it more depth, which gave it weight, but did not leave it looking as bottom heavy as it did to me in the day 7 ending photo.

Today I spent a lot of time just looking and thinking on the painting. I was quite sure I needed to loose the yellow gold at the bottom of the painting and worked in many more layers to soften it and give it more depth, which gave it weight, but did not leave it looking as bottom heavy as it did to me in the day 7 ending photo.

 I find it interesting to see the process other artists go through to achieve a finished piece and thought I would share mine.

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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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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Hip, Hip, Hooray….NOT

river photo

The Big Sunflower River…outside my door…but so far away…

 

I fell on my treadmill last year, and being invincible, I thought it was nothing to worry about.  I just chalked up the pain with walking, to not getting enough exercise; so I walked less and less each day, until the time came when just standing gave way to popping and locking and pains down my right leg.  Well, anyone that has painted around me knows I stand to paint and I am very physical with my surface, so this was becoming annoying.  I made an appointment, went in and after MRI’s (which were terribly unpleasant to put it mildly), several cool looking x-rays, they determined I needed to have a tear repaired via, arthroscopic surgery.  Sounded okay, so I agreed.   Surgery was a breeze, so much so, that  I barely remember any of it at all, but this no weight on it; and dealing with crutches has had me rethinking this whole ordeal.  I have been in a recliner for most of the last two weeks told not to sit upright past 90 degrees….which sounds benign but is quite the opposite.  I have been through endless seasons  of shows on Netflix( thank you Jesus for Netflix), but at this point I am sick of even the most entertaining shows.

I started crutching down to my studio.  My thought was to just work on paper, since it was light weight and I might have no problem dealing with charcoal, graphite and paper.This was working quite well, I even managed a few liquid acrylics and watercolors on paper, so I told myself..you can work on some bigger things on boards, it just might take a bit longer.  WRONG…I tried, and it was just too painful and too hard to balance on the good leg and manage the quarts of paint and brushes etc.  I am going back to  the work on paper for another week or so…

Here are the results of the paper chase:

Weight of Balance Resting Peace by CathyHegman

weight of balance resting peace small wm

This is done on Terraskin paper (paper made of stones )(www.terraskin.com ) which has a very alluring surface.  The surface is somewhat repellant of water and watermedia but also has a bit of tooth to grab the pigment out of the mixture.  It has been a very entertaining surface to work on while I am limited out, on the “can and cannot do” at this point.  I was happy at this point.  Then the next day:  Limitations of Fog by Cathy Hegman

drawing in progress

This is the one I am  currently working on; after I tried to work on the larger piece on board and failed so miserably.   I think my work reflects my anger and frustration with all this limitation in my life with this piece.  It is by no means finished, but I thought it was so odd how within 24 hours my demeanor had changed in my work.   I have always known my work is 90 percent attitude, but this solidifies it for me.   Long story short, hit that studio with the right attitude!

NOTE: Even though this one is so dark ,there is something so completely honest about it that I like.  #findingsomethinggoodineverything.    LOL

 

Take care,

Cathy Hegman

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Explorations of subject matter

 

Oracle and the River

 

The river is high and running, soft brown water edging closer to the top of the bank.  I can hear the soft murmuring of sticks and leaves as they swirl and toss on the surface, glints of summer flashing on every ripple.  The hot humid days of summer have begun, the time of over growth and excess reign on all of nature, followed by the need of constant pruning and preening to keep it in check.  The studio is cool and comfortable and sometimes deafeningly silent with nothing more than the sounds of a busy mind and busy hands working in unison. My focus is on my two shows for the Fall season this year and the possibility of one new venue for next year.  I am filled with excitement and apprehension in equal amounts. With all of the time constraints I still find I need to take the time to explore in depth the thoughts I have for new work.  I will share a few of the explorations that have come to fruition in the studio.  My work is always very personal and these are no exception . These four paintings are working within my ongoing series, the LongBoats and Weight of Balance.

 

 

 

LongBoats Final Passage watermedia on paper by Cathy Hegman 2014 smallwm

The first one above is , LongBoat: Loss, it is ink and watercolor on Yupo paper. The spontaneity of the Yupo seems to fit the chaotic manner of the piece. I had been wrestling with the loss of Rocko for four long months at this point, and still I am seeking to find a peace in my  life without him. This little painting is a great metaphor of how he is gone and how incredibly lost  I feel without him, yet I know he is not really gone from me in spirit. This painting while mostly done in inks and liquid acrylics has a movement to it that seems to truly intrigue me.

 

The one below, Concentric, was painted one month after the painting above. This one feels less active but is still not passive. This piece is a Weight of Balance, I am working with concentric circles as a balance narrative in this painting.   This one is in acrylic inks, powdered pigment, and watercolor on paper.  I really think these paintings are great for discovering how to take something that is  sad, and trying to work with it until it becomes something of beauty.   I am going to try to keep working on creating out of loss and see where it leads me in the coming years.  I think loss is a universally felt emotion and is easily relative to almost everyone.  There is beauty in our pain, we just have to find it, and often it will surface in our work.

Weight of Balance Concentric Cathy Hegman small (1 of 1)

The third one here  below was  painted two months later and with inks and watercolor.  The movement and liquidity of the paint once again have the controlled chaotic movement, that seems to take the moments from memory and place them squarely in the now, and make them feel relevant to my work today.  I am constantly seeking ways of giving my work a “past to present” linkage, in order to meld who I am into my work.

Rocko's Flying Fish III watermedia on paper by Cathy Hegman 2014 smallwm

I took this idea to another level and painted a large acrylic on board.  My thoughts have gone from the loss, to a more palatable emotion of anticipation.  When Rocko passed over, my vet sent me the lovely and comforting Rainbow Bridge poem.  When I got it, the wound was too fresh for me to even contemplate the comfort in it, but since that time I have read and reread it, and my mind and work reflected it.  This is a painting is about the poignant time of  passing and reuniting at the bridge…it is aptly titled Bridged.   I find bridges so interesting to think about and I can feel a new series emerging here.

Bridged by Cathy Hegman 42 x 52

Bridged by Cathy Hegman
42 x 52

 

I have several more paintings that are facets of this vein of thought. These are personal yet at the same time open to interpretation from others, so I feel they have a relevance in the world that transcends my original muse.

I don’t see blank canvases anymore when I work, I like to see these canvases as clouded mirrors that need to be polished and refined into art, they will always reflect parts of my life; but, it is my hope they will refract the original thoughts just enough to resonate with others.

 

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Take care,

Cathy Hegman

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Oracle and the River

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer,LongBoats, and Life…

The hiss of summer is close at hand and the feeling of impending heat is becoming suffocating.  I distinctly remember being cold and wishing for warmth; but it seems a distant faded memory now.  The river has risen and fallen with every rain and with the last several weeks devoid of rain, she is low and languished.  The river marks the seasons for me, we are now intimate and close, she runs her path to and fro outside my back door. I begin each day watching her with coffee and end each day seeing her disappear and melt into the night.  In between those times I paint.

I was fortunate to have  had some visitors in my studio earlier in the month and it was both socially wonderful, and professionally enlightening to talk to them about my art.  I have painted figures for many years, and I have a way of layering, painting, and repainting which to most would seem completely redundant and unnecessary, but to me it is imperative.  There is something inside my psyche that demands I work on each figure until I recognize it.  My figures are compilations of all of the people I have known, or been in some form of contact with, in various stages of my life.  The figures in their various bits and pieces of my past and present; encapsulate and  make my life rich for me, through my paintings. I cannot say at what point each one materializes into the personally recognizable form to me, but there is no denying that I know it when it happens.  So with that being said, if you know me, or have known me, you are a part of my art, you might not recognize yourself but you are there.  This all brings me to the point that came to my attention during the visit earlier in the month, our lives are formed and molded by the people we come in contact with, some will sculpt us with care while others will tear us apart, and we must be reassembled again and again, this whole process of life seems to distinctly mirror my process in art. I find myself in a cycle of love and hate in the studio, followed by building and tearing down, but somehow out of the furious frenzy I find the essence of who I am, and why I am creating, only to have it slip through the fingers of my mind, and then another piece is started and the process like a fine oiled machine begins again. I have come to recognize in my art, that when one painting ends and another begins I am filled with anticipation and exhilaration of what my new lessons will be with the next stroke of the brush.   I used to think if I could just find that magic paint, paper or ink that made the masters’ works so great, then I would have it all, but after years and years of work, I think I have found the magic is in the mind of the artist, and it dances in and out of the work and like any good dancer it must dance or the music stops.

Below are two of my latest works from the LongBoat Series…

 

LongBoat Little Pink Houses by Cathy Hegman wm (1 of 1)

LongBoat Little Pink Houses by Cathy Hegman

LongBoats: Little Pink Houses by Cathy Hegman

LongBoats Passages 30x30  Acrylic on board Cathy Hegman smallwm (1 of 1)

LongBoats Passages 30×30 Acrylic on board Cathy Hegman

LongBoats:Passages by Cathy Hegman

 

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Take care,

Cathy Hegman

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LongBoat Blue detail by Cathy Hegman

Long Boat Blue detail by Cathy Hegman

Long Boat Blue detail by Cathy Hegman

LongBoat Blue is coming along this week..I am working on a series using the boat as a metaphor for traversing through difficult times in life, it is called my LongBoat Series. In each of these paintings I want to convey the message of isolation we feel when we are faced with difficulty in our lives. I started this series in 2013 and it is continuing this year. I managed to work on 5 new paintings in this series while at Art Colony this past week, and came home and started this one. These paintings take me many hours of thought and layers of paint to find the finish. It is not uncommon for me to have to take a break and come back to some of them, they have profoundly affected my life and my art. I am bringing them all into the studio to continue the search for the finish, in the coming weeks. I want them to be a complete statement, simple and concise but with an intriguing surface technically. I want them to emote a sense of commonality that we all share and experience, and that despite the fact that  it is solitary; this common thread gives us a sense of our inner strength and resilience and in it we find comfort. So far, this is a detail of the current painting I am working on….I like the feel of the figure so far, but it could change….onward I go…

 

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Take care,

Cathy Hegman

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Surfacing the media

 

 

Weight of Balance Rocko's Journey black and white detail  (1 of 1)

Detail Weight of Balance Rocko’s Journey by Cathy Hegman

 

Working mostly on wood panels and canvas, I only get out the paper when I know I will be painting for myself or possibly as an entry in a show.  I  don’t favor one medium over another anymore but I have found I tend to gravitate and enjoy painting on hard surfaces the most.  Even in papers I tend to only paint on the hot pressed or smoother surfaces.  I tend to enjoy less and less any absorbancy in a substrate.  It is a personal choice as I see many works that are wonderful on the softer cold press paper, and other surfaces in which the paint sinks in and grabs hold.  I tend to like to work the surface, really dig in and work it, so the less absorbent is better for me.  I believe after years of working in art, that I have found the most important part of my work; is that it is a part of me.  Through working the surface and creating and losing the figure, I am spending more time and becoming more familiar with the painting; and  putting not only my thought, but my physical self in the work.  As I paint background and the figure in each piece it disappears and reappears many times until I actually recognize it as the figure that I had in my mind.  The paint will dictate many of the decisions in my work, and I will wrestle, fight, and often cry with it, but eventually the paint and the painter will become one and the painting will begin to solidify.  

Weight of Balance Rocko's Journey by Cathy Hegman

Weight of Balance Rocko’s Journey by Cathy Hegman

 

Rocko’s death has had a profound effect on my work.  I realize it is very personal and not for a gallery,but something inside of me still yearns to be close to him.  I get a feeling of satisfaction in painting him with myself, as if we are still together.  Weight of Balance Rocko’s Journey, is my attempt to be able to come to terms with the having to help him leave.  I prayed for months as his health declined that the Lord would take him in his sleep and save me the agony of having to have him put to sleep.  My prayers were not answered, and after I had it done, I suffered miserably with the fact that I did it, I was wrought with guilt.  This painting is my way of working through this time.  It still makes me cry to think about him not being here with me, but it helps me  to think of him as vibrant and young dog again and on a fantastic journey.  I will always miss and love him and I hope that my letting him go is somewhat like this painting.   I am finding balance in giving him his journey. 

My best advice for any artist, is to find the things that are important in your life, and give them credence in your work.  Your work will be stronger for it, and you will be able to better understand yourself more by seeing pieces of your life in your paintings.

 

Thank you for reading my blog!!

Take care,

Cathy

 

 

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Lost and Adrift

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My beloved Rocko, companion and friend for 16 years…1998-2014

This is the first painting after the loss of my beloved Rocko, I will miss that little dog for the rest of my life.  We grew up and grew old together, he was there for me when no other person was, or could be, I have lost the best companion in the world.  I have for the last few weeks been lost and out of focus with life.  He is in a better place, and I am left to learn anew, how to work without him in my life, and I owe it to him and myself to do just that.

Long Boats: Adrift is a marriage of my LongBoats and Red Herring series.  I am working on this painting in oil and cold wax, so the surface is pregnant with marks and textures that create an aged; yet ethereal feeling to the painting.  I think this is a good way to begin again for me personally, to lean on the past and search for the future.  The transport of the boat is both literal and and philosophical on many levels in my work as are the red herrings, both are prevalent thoughts in my studio right now.

I put little reminders of my life in the textures and embedded into the surface, a bittersweet reminder of life gone by.

Red Herrings- Adrift small size detail of the memory strings

I try to  challenge myself with each figure I paint; to create something that is new and exemplifies my current state of being.  I found this figure did just that for me.  The figure is above it all; yet still tied to things below, very much the way my life feels.  I am here but my mind is still tethered to the past, yet as an optimistic fisherman I am hopeful.

Red Herrings- Adrift small size

LongBoats: Adrift  by Cathy Hegman  oil and wax on wood  36 x 24.

Red Herrings- Adrift

Thank you for reading my blog.  I am grateful to you, and especially to those who have supported me in love and kindness these past few weeks.  It never goes unnoticed and it has helped me in ways you will never know.

Take care,

Cathy Hegman

 

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