Promise of a New Year: What’s your Art Resolution for 2014?

Promise of a New Year: What's your Art Resolution for 2014?

Another year has come and gone and now it would appear it is time to make resolutions. I usually choose not to get in the habit of making resolutions because I never know what the year will bring. This does not mean that proper planning or taking advantage of the right opportunities is not helpful; it simply means that none of us can completely prepare for what we don’t know is going to happen. However, I have decided to break that mold and make an Art Resolution for 2014: I plan to find new and innovative ways to promote my work to a wider audience and investigate selling giclee prints online. Oops! I guess that would be more than one resolution! On that note, I would like to end this short and sweet post by inviting you to share your resolutions for this new year!

Satellite Series: Winds 1

Satellite Series: Winds 1

If you have ever visited this blog before, you will note that I take everyday objects like tinfoil, plastic containers, plastic parfait glasses etc. and I try to take them from a different angle or in different lighting so that the viewer may experience them in a new and unexpected way. In some of my paintings (example: the Satellite Series which I have currently posted on my main website http://www.acevesart.com/), I use everyday objects to create a variety of textures. The everyday object is still an important part of the painting, but instead of functioning as the main subject matter or star of the show, it has more of a supporting role. The texture that the object leaves behind is used throughout the composition to create or add interest to the subject matter. I like to think that the mark or texture that each object leaves behind is evidence of the overall personality of the object; it is what makes each object unique, special. For instance, wash towels leave a decidedly mottled, grainy texture, while rubber jar grippers leave a playful, painterly, checkerboard weave. There are a number of objects that can be used; and these objects if used properly, give the work it’s character.