Images in My Expressionist Artwork…. Guest Blogger – Peggy Doyle
Summer Exhibition Blog #6 Level 3 Studies in Art and Design – Lantana
I’ve learned many skills this past two years – the most important has been to look closely and deeply at an image. Cropping images for a new view of nature is great inspiration. My hopes for myself were to learn to use color in brighter and lighter ways and to bring recognizable images into my expressionist work. The practice of working with color studies, documenting my work, and keeping sketchbooks have helped reach those goals.
I was very inspired by the wisteria growing on our deck at home. It provided an opening to colors I hadn’t used before and the changing seasons gave endless images to work with. Artist studies were a new delight as I learned to look for and identify specific elements in their work. It became a gateway into understanding what I found moving in an Artist’s work. I know that I will continue to use these practices in the future as I continue to grow as an artist.