My process for creating and selling art is a "trial and error" type symbiotic relationship between myself, the viewer, the buyer and my own insufferable obssessions. Typically I will work on a piece until I feel it is complete, or can serve some purpose for me. I will then try to put the work on display either on my wall or somewhere where a potential buyer might make an inquiry. example of first stage work.
I hung up these two pieces separately at a gallery for a good 5 months before deciding to pull them down and think on them for a while. As I became bored and conflicted with the imagery of the two examples, i re-evaluated them. Through frustration and stagnant artistic boredome, I began to change them. First with spraypaint and oil pastels. What resulted was one interesting piece that I talked about in my last post:
This painting then sat in the corner of my studio as I subconciously obssessed about it's lack of completeness.
I once again got bored and took the piece into the studio. I begun to change it to work as a dyptic with the other piece above.
Here is a picture of my studio so far:
The two pieces together will have a nice feel and sensibility. I feel like I have been planning the pairing since i created the two separate peices together. I am always amazed at the results that come from potentially risky behavior both in the studio and in life. When you see a painting of mine, there are usually several versions of the painting buried in the paint. Every layer adds to the texture and life of the painting. Its artistic karma.
BTW: The painting on the eisel on the floor used to be this painting: