So my plan to upload new stuff here regularly failed massively. Forgive me, but so many things are happening, that making the time to upload imagery of my work is usually the first thing that gets neglected. One thing you can be sure of is that it’s not because I’m not being creative. My path as a painter is widening. I’ve been into hand lettering all summer, making some digital and traditional lettering pieces. I’ve been making some graphic designs as well and I’ve found that typography can add to an image when applied properly. There is a lot to experiment on still and I’m curious to see if I can add it to painting without “degrading” my work from fine art to “merely design”. In fact, it’s a discussion that I’d like to have with you. What do you think? Is it impossible to have typography in a fine art painting? Is a painting doomed to receive a “design” stamp because typography is added? Is design worth less than fine art? Why? Why not?
In the mean time, here’s a quick study of a plastercast I painted in september.
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