I often wonder why artists get anxious when asked to do a commissioned piece of art work. Some of you know that recently I have been doing quite a few pieces of art work that are very large, abstract and vibrant. I was challenged recently to create a piece where the topic was “Nightmare on 7th AV”. This in itself spoke to me as something that needed to be dark and mysterious or Halloween themed (I even thought about including spiders and skeletons at one point).
It took me a while to wrap my brain around something I could produce that would still be artistic and recognized as something I would create since this theme just wasn’t speaking to me. I thought about this for quite some time and even did a couple of tests in which I was resistant to using bright colors. I even thought about just saying, no.
I’d say third times a charm and I am pleased that I decided to use twilight purple, which brings me to the name “Twilight”. Persistence pays off…an artist should stay true to them self.
Thanks friends at DKW Gallery for the challenge…
Alcohol Ink Painting, 11 X 14, Twilight
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