Sunday, July 20, 2014

International Artist Magazine article


It doesn't get any cooler than this!  At least for me.
I'm on the cover of the August/Sept. edition of International Artist and there's an article and step-by-step inside that details how I created a still life painting.

The article is warts and all: the stuff that worked and the time that I had to go back and do some major repainting.  Those step-by-steps that show a painting progressing smoothly and logically from the first mark to the last make me suspicious.  Who really does that?  And is that even desirable?

If you can exactly predict the outcome of a painting when you begin, is there any thrill of discovery?Have you taken risks and stretched your abilities to see if something new and exciting would come of it?  I haven't; I know that.  So I do frequent major repaints.

The magazine is for sale in Chapters and other major outlets if you'd like a copy.

Happy painting!


6 comments:

Cheryl Quist said...

Congratulations Ingrid!

Ingrid Christensen said...

Thanks, Cheryl! I'm mighty pleased!

Dean H. said...

A big congratulations to you, Ingrid!!!! That's quite an achievement!!

Ingrid Christensen said...

Thanks, Dean!
It's been very exciting; a nice pay off for hard work.

Kitty Kelly said...

Wow, Ingrid!
A belated congrats. re being on the cover of my favourite art magazine.

Your work is awesome & would love to be able to attend your workshops, even though I live in Ontario.

Isn't it a wonderful feeling to be able to just get lost in your own world of art? I, too, become so immersed in a painting, I can hardly wait until each morning to look, with fresh eyes, at what I had created the day before & once again, become lost.

Kudos, Ingrid.

Kitty Kelly
p.s. Take a peek in the Feb/Mar., 2015 'International' edition. I was astounded that I was chosen as a finalist in my first attempt in such a competition & feel so honoured. What a wonderful journey we are on!

Kitty Kelly

Ingrid Christensen said...

Thanks, Kitty, and congratulations on the competition.
It's nice to get the exposure and to hear back from people all over the world when the mag. is published. You'll enjoy it!