Monday, February 01, 2010

I'm still alive & painting





I have been working even though I've not been posting any pictures for my blogging friends.
I've been teaching a few classes a week. Teaching is a real joy. I love seeing people create something they really like and are proud of.
I am working on commissions most of the time.
January is a great time to do commission portraits-lots of time and no interruptions.
Painting #1-Thomas-36x40
#2-Bar Scene 36x40
#3-Stephanie & Alexandre 24x24

11 comments:

Ron Gravel said...

Hi Amber, good to see you back… although you evidently never left… as demonstrated by these recent works! You may not realize it, but your art and targeted comments have molded my way of seeing over the last year and a half or so. As usual, my royalty cheques have been sent to the same “L├ęger” address in New-Brunswick ;)

amber said...

Ron you crack me up
I wish I could writye as well as you to explain my process and futur goals with my paintings.

Ron Gravel said...

Amber, if I didn't write so well... may be I would be a better painter:) That being said, I feel that writing my needs and wants somehow helps realize them, hence all this verbiage in my blog!

Ron Gravel said...

BTW Amber, the painting in the middle knocked my socks off! Utter complexity is met with dizzying simplicity, like a full-blown symphony being carried by a few notes. It’s when you tackle complexity that we see the true capabilities of your very personal pictorial language…

amber said...

all I can say is wow-thx
I need you around Ron you help me understand myself and help me see my work from another point of view

Ron Gravel said...
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Ron Gravel said...

Amber,your approach is that of a true artist, i.e., intuitive (outside what is rational or what needs to be understood!). However, as you push the limits in figuration, your art begs for the question:"why does it work?". It's interesting to try to find answers... but your art is not driven by that... luckily! P.S. Sorry, I brought a correction to my deleted comment...

Veronica Funk said...

It's so nice to see that you're still working, I wish I got energy from teaching, too, as I think it's so valuable. By the way, I've left a little 'gift' for you on my blog :)

tulsi said...

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Bhavna said...

I was really fascinated by your blog.I consider my creative inclination a wonderful gift to produce artwork and my inspiration is my inner self and world around me. There is an attempt to create a powerful emotional bond that reaches the heart and soul of the viewer.

As an artist, I have explored variety of themes and ideas. The exploration clearly reflects the diversity and escapades of my journey of evolving experience and confidence in my work. Paintings as jubilation, emancipation express different emotions like hope, joy, calmness or motivation while abstract waterscape is just vibrant and full of life.

cathy e said...

Hi Amber, your portraits are beautiful, keep it up, you are very talented