Creative Process, Painting, Studio Process

Expressive Mixed Media Portraits

The artist has started a new series of expressive mixed media portraits, using a texture-rich style with a limited palette of yellow ochre, ivory black, vermilion, and titanium white, inspired by the Zorn palette. The artist has added cadmium red, magenta, Naples yellow, and chartreuse green for vibrancy, creating a balance with the Zorn palette while maintaining a sense of surprise within their work.

Creating, Creative Process, Studio Process

Creative Slump? Take a Creative Detour!

The author discusses their experience with a creative slump and explores ways of overcoming it. They suggest that following other interests can be beneficial. For the author, hand-stitching and embroidery served as a refreshing break. This pause not only revived their interest in painting but also sparked new ideas, demonstrating that taking a detour can help in escaping a creative slump.