Everyday things

Today I worked on a painting of a pincushion and thread.  I decided to paint the it a week ago, maybe longer.  I wanted to changed the wood bock that I use to set up my compositions.  I do this so that the subject isn’t floating in space.

Anyway, I spent time IMG_3306a long searching for the right wood block to no avail.  Eventually, I decided on staining a wine box purchased from Micheal’s craft store.  When I tire of this wood ‘block’ I can at least repurpose it.  I know just the person who would love a bottle of wine for the holidays.  It is almost the same color as my pochade box.


The painting is nowhere near finished, but I like the way it is progressing.  My plan is to continue painting red things in a series until I have 15-20 12 x 12 paintings.  I am tentatively calling the paintings ‘Crimson’ series.

Thank you for reading about my painting process.  I would love to hear from you.

My best,
Emily Warren

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

The work is inspired by an engagement with play and making peace with uncertainty. I work experimentally, using a digital video to explore painting. I use sound and moving images in non-traditional ways to reverse expectations of horror and comedy. I am drawn to the whimsical nature of self-discovery. I construct repeating narratives, often depicting varying scenarios of serenity, silliness, and reflection.

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