Archive for the ‘Charlotte Art League Artists’ Category

Artist Talk – “no title” but it reminds me of those things in nature ( fire and rain) 2015

July 25, 2015

Roselynn Imbleau

Studio 2015

“Continuity”

 

FIRE AND RAIN

FIRE AND RAIN

  • mixed media 24″ x 36″
    oil on canvas

Charleston On My Mind- oil on primed paper

June 28, 2015

I just finished reading Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process from http://www.communityarts.net

1. Critical response unlike a basic critique, is a valuable tool, sometimes giving the artists comfortable feedback, or a map for the artist to look closer at premises underlying the work. We need to question our work and hear more than positive comments. 

1. Here is my painting of an accidental encounter.

Studio Development

Accidental Encounter Walking Around James Island- my view of Charleston

Accidental Encounter Walking Around James Island- my view of Charleston that day.

2. A facilitator is necessary in hosting a critique to keep the conversation flowing and moving in a positive direction and to keep people on track. A facilitator gives the set-up for the artist to give affirmation that his or her work is important. It’s important to both the artist and the person (or group of persons) who critique it. It’s important to bring something to the table, a positive comment if you are a facilitator.

Questions: You Might Ask Yourself?

1. Why is it that sometimes the audience or people looking at your work get into a discussion about the content of your work (and it may not relate to the piece)? 

2. Concerning affirmation, why is it important that my work has meaning to others, when in fact, the only person I need to please is myself? 

Suggestions-

When facilitating a critique, it is imperative to ask a question  in a way that makes it neutral. Positive feedback will generate a healthy discussion. Action words, i.e. “it was surprising to see, or compelling to see, or touching to see” opens discourse effectively. I often go with “It was restful to see…” as an opening to a remark.

Studio Visits: If you land upon my blog and artwork your comments are welcome. This is a friendly space for observations or comments.

Suggestions: those are welcome as well. I post various paintings (some are in progress, some are finished).

Find or follow me on Facebook: RL Imbleau Fine Art or Pinterest

Drawings or small paintings on paper I will load to Etsy.

 

End of the Island: House on Pawley’s – Oil and Mechanical Repro

June 27, 2015

I just finished reading The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction- source UCLA Theatre

1. Art has always been reproducible and the replica, or mechanical means of copying the original represents something new, but not necessarily sovereign (pure).

2. Even the most perfect art reproduction lacks “authencity,” the unique presence of time and space the original work had- changes have been made in ownership. Sovereignty is lost.

Here is my painting of an accidental encounter.

Studio Development

House on Pawley's Island

House on Pawley’s Island

Questions You Might Ask Yourself?

1. Has anyone ever seen an objects “aura” ?

Reflection: Aura can be the energy in our practice. Each mark embodies an emotion.

2. In nature, can we really see an “aura,” or do we experience “aura” or both?

Studio Visits: If you land upon my blog and artwork your comments are welcome. This is a friendly space for observations or comments.

Suggestions: those are welcome as well. I post various paintings (some are in progress, some are finished).

Find or follow me on Facebook: RL Imbleau Fine Art or Pinterest

Drawings or small paintings on paper I  load to Etsy.

Walk Around Pawley’s Island- Oil and Representation

June 27, 2015

I just finished reading Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices by Stuart Hall

1. Representation via language and signs impart meaning into our lives and culture.

2. Via the concept of representation, language is either reflected, intended or constructed. 

Reflection: Language can be a combination as well.

Here is my painting of an accidental encounter.

Studio Development

Solitary Walk Around Pawley's Island

Solitary Walk Around Pawley’s Island

Questions You Might Ask Yourself?

1. How do we represent well to others what we intend using the medium of a painting, for example?

Reflection: What are our relationships to symbols? How did the research go, according to plan?

2. How do I know the signs in my paintings will be interpreted according to my personal code?

Reflection: Where is the money trail? What segment buys art? Perhaps, these questions will help as you plan out your work?

Reflection: “Meaning depends on the relationship between things in the world (people, object and events, real or fictional) and the conceptual systems, which can operate as mental representations.” (Hall 18) Examples: NBC peacock, Reading Rainbow represent knowledge as power.

Reflection: Visual Language (the relation between concept and sign):

1. Visual Signs- ICONIC resemble object.  2. Indexical- Written or Spoken Signs

Reflection: The main point is that meaning does not belong in things, in the world. It is created or constructed or produced and it is this result of a signifying practice that produces meaning.

In art today, there is a new casual-ism in painting and sculpture.

Studio Visits: If you land upon my blog and artwork your comments are welcome. This is a friendly space for observations or comments.

Suggestions: those are welcome as well. I post various paintings (some are in progress, some are finished).

Find or follow me on Facebook: RL Imbleau Fine Art or Pinterest

Drawings or small paintings on paper I  load to Etsy.