Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Process of Painting "Synthesis of Knowledge"

Layering the paint and playing with shapes, my initial painting seemed to take me into a rocky landscape. Feeling the need for a bit of drama, I painted the sky a deep, dark, inky blue and then pulled some of the colour into the rock formations.
I rotated the painting and a whole new image, a self portrait, was revealed. The orange across my forehead relates to an increasing creative and personal illumination. The torch represents the power of visualization. The painting is divided, the smaller left side depicts the nebulous future, the right side the past. Faces of my inspirational art teachers hover behind.
This is a break-through painting and it conveys a strong message for me – it is time to release myself from the control of my art mentors and set out on my own individual path.


kathleen.artkat.hebert said...

Hi Diane:
Nice to meet you too!!!! I am new to this whole blogging business! The colors in your paintings are awesome. Great stuff!! I'm still trying to figure out how to answer a blog. :D
Here is my website:
I just finished desinging it!!!! I'm very technically challenged!!! - Kathy

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Kathy, you are doing really well! Isn't this technology amazing! I will have a look at your site and let you know what I think - Dianne

Carol said...

Wow Dianne, Your work is really great! Would really like to know what size they are and what medium. Maybe you could add that info as an extra? I love your work!