2015 has been busy. Last year I took an awesome class taught by Mat Gleason which I highly recommend!
Dale Youngman. She is innovative and curates alot of special projects. Betty Brown is also pretty unique and always organizes interesting panels. I also had a great experience this year as one of the artist selected for the book, Our Ever Changing World by Karrie Ross. I wish I could name all the artists out there that I know in that they are all amazing in how they create. I would need pages and pages for that.
I have been painting in preparation for the 4 person show at LA Artcore in late May,2014, so I invite you all to come and enjoy. Look under current shows for the latest information. I am excited to be in this community based gallery. I just finished a large piece that has been progressing for the past two months. Alot of my art is drawing based in that I sketch forever, paint and then draw into the painting as I go and yes, there is alot of underpainting. It's like a large doodle and I am constantly playing with colors. I never create a composition and it's all stream of consciousness stuff. Each one is so detailed and I have had to accept that this is me. Jacob's Doll House took months to create. Thank god we can oil out the canvas! It is a process but I seem to always be wanting to fill the space.
De-cluttering in the last month as well, in order to get to work more easily. Half the battle is won if your art area is ready and waiting I've always enjoyed layering and tearing whether it's paper or layers of paint on a surface. and love to draw.
I am happiest when painting for hours and not answering the phone or email. I have found that I can't do email and the web on the same day as creating. I've tried. After email or Facebook I feel like I have been drained. I have been doing experiments to see how long I can go without checking that stuff. Usually it's worked out to about every 3 days without getting into trouble. It's tricky. What can I say? I am not a multi-tasker so I do my best. I love silence or books on tape when I'm creating. When it's quiet I feel so clear and every real sound is unique. I have offered a few of my works, a collage and a portrait as an affordable print so hope that some of you will check it out. I have made a gallery for the upbeat collage pieces and for the dark post surgical ones currently being created. Although I reference the children from old photos of my brothers and I, it is not a "journal". I take sketches that I do at cafes of children and adults and mix them into the work to make a statement about how we live in this fast paced society where technology controls our lives and children face a dark future. This is how I feel.
The guitars on Sunset were auctioned at Julien's in Beverly Hills. Mine was in the top ten above the bidding price but they still haven't let me know who purchased it. I hope someday that I will meet some of the people who have bought my work. I have never been able to find out who some of you are, so if you have collected my work please let me know. Promise I won't bug you.
Keep checking updates at my site, jodibonassiart.com.