Hands On Approach – A Childlike Experience.
As an Artist it takes many creations before you find the mediums you like. I have been impressed by many artists and have experience in: pen & ink, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, charcoal, markers, paints – watercolor & oil, collage assemblage, and most recently glitter with my butterfly art. I have skills in airbrush, painting, etching, silkscreening, sculpture, and welding and bending steels like the masters. The more skills you have as an artist the more possibilities you have to create. Explore always and never settle for just one style.
Many artists of the day are using computer design and digital art to enhance and create their artwork. With the help of digital scanners, drawing tablets, cameras, video equipment, and printers all are part of shaping the new generation of masterpieces. Many of these new tools also help traditional master artists complete their work, while still preserving the integrity of their hands-on approach.
In the ‘Child Rainbow Handprint’ above I used my child’s handprints to place a mark on this painting to preserve the moment. This “Hands On Approach” was a fun, magical, and aspiring time with my children as we made this colorful creation. As a child we all remember making a Thanksgiving turkey with our handprint on a piece of paper. it is this childlike playfulness we must not lose as we grow as artists. This piece is always a great reminder to me.