New painting

I started a new painting. I love starting something new. It’s completely exhilarating. I love solving visual problems. it’s the finishing of a painting that isn’t as fun. Knowing when to add more paint and when to stop is a delicate balance.

Small, Medium, Large, 12×12, oil on panel work in progress

This painting is NOT finished. I also love to paint shiny things. My daughter and I like to joke about it. It’s nice to paint without being serious. Art progress is a process and that process is obsessively fun.

I’ve also been tackling my reading list for my MFA. Love John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. This text has given me so many insights. I plan to use the text to help me teach my first Visual Art I class this fall.

Thank you for following along with me in my art journey.

My best,
Emily Warren


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Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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