I have decided to begin posting on Thursdays as well. Just short posts that document my personal journey as an artist.
I am beginning a new series of works and thought an overview of this process might prove of interest to some of you. If you are a collector it is a peek into the life of an artist. If you are an artist or creative yourself, it might help you with your own process.
For many things I begin with a brainstorm, documenting it on a mind map. I am a great fan of mindmaps as I have said many times before. However when I am thinking about a body of work, even if many of them will end up abstracted, I have to have a starting point some where.
For me this begins with a twofold process. I begin collecting images while simultaneously thinking about the underlying theme I need the images to have. The most difficult thing about planning a big show is that you need to have a cohesive body of work of at least 20-30 paintings.
- What is going to hang them together?
- Your style?
- The subject matter?
- Place and Time?
I find using Picasa very useful as I can swap fotos around and easily add other ones from
anywhere else. This then gives me an overall visual of what the exhibition will look like as a whole. In this case I began with 97 images – here are a few of them….