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Thursday, December 30, 2010

hannahreimartistca: Minimalism or Bust

hannahreimartistca: Minimalism or Bust: "Why the Devil is in the Details It is always a challenge to finish the painting... sometimes it can never be complete, whole, and full. Lik..."

Minimalism or Bust

Why the Devil is in the Details

It is always a challenge to finish the painting... sometimes it can never be complete, whole, and full. Like a glass of water, not another drop should be added or the water will spill over the top.

I love small marks in paintings. But I don't enjoy detailing the piece... like a car. Maybe it's my fondness for simplicity, quiet and an ease of statement. Here is a concept. Don't reproduce objects to the nth degree. That flower doesn't need stamens, it has them already. Make a large petal-less flower. Now that's an artistic  challenge.
Some artists defy this philosophy. If the eye can't read it, the painting isn't good. Bullshit. Here is my statement in encaustic and it says everything I need it to say. You think you can do what I do because it looks simple. Well, guess again. Simple images which come from my psyche are deliberate, honed before hand and really quite complicated intellectually. Because that's who I am. A complicated mind which expresses itself in form, colour and emotion.  Peace out.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

hannahreimartistca: O nce

    Acrylic on Canvas 24"x30" Framed $750.
  • hannahreimartistca: O nce: "THIS PAINTING IS A SUM OF ALL ITS PARTS."         The Twin Towers in New York O nce stood."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More Images Relating to the Blog Clay and Wax

I really need to know how to combine blogs!

Clay and Wax

Detail View
Much as I want to paint, my success in clay keeps me in the mud. It has become a conflict of interest for me. I sell my ceramics quite successfully and have built up quite a number of collectors. So every so often, I have to replenish my inventory to keep the reputation in check. But I really just want to paint more.I have been painting with encaustic oils lately and made my objet de clay :) my subject for the images. So here is a painting I did yesterday. The little bottles of clay stand happily in my den. I will post the images of my models for this painting. Oh yeah, be careful what you wish for- success comes with a price. Like a comedic actor, I have been TYPECAST! Potter! Nooooooo. One more thing.
Encaustic does not photograph well. The painting is full of interesting texture which is pretty much obscure in the picture I have posted.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

hannahreimartistca: Two Heads are Better than One

hannahreimartistca: Two Heads are Better than One: "Mixed Media on Paper When I start creating a piece I never see the end in my vision. I am envious of artists who do, or is that at all po..."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Two Heads are Better than One

Mixed Media on Paper


When I start creating a piece I never see the end  in my vision. I am envious of artists who do, or is that at all possible? Paintings are like babies, they form themselves with a little help from a few tools (I am not calling men tools!).
It's always a function of evolution... art grows, brush stroke by brush stroke, a viral living and breathing object. The viewer is the final component... emotively transforming the piece to an organism which moves, speaks and sometime screams. It's the falling tree in the forest. So congratulations lovers of art... you have finished your first painting every time you cast your eyes on a piece. What do you bring to this piece of art?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Picasso would love Picasa


The Distillery Series, Photograph

This is one of the buildings I found most interesting to paint. I just thumbnailed a portion for the composition. The small door is a coal port, not a mouse door!

The Distillery Series

COAL PORT

This is one of several historic buildings in the old Distillery District in Toronto's Lakeshore Parcel. In the next blog, I will reveal the actual location in a photograph. Not too representational but just enough I think.
Acrylic on Canvas.24"x30"