As an artist, I make paintings and photographs. For this blog, I will reproduce the last two paintings that I've done.
An imaginarium refers to a place devoted to the imagination. There are various types of imaginaria, centers largely devoted to stimulating and cultivating the imagination, towards scientific, artistic, commercial, recreational, or spiritual ends. (Wikipedia)
Living in Florida, I am constantly taking in environmental glimpses of things. Sometimes a photograph records a plant, flower or water droplets and so I start with these by entering them into my computer. The layers are then altered and I print out a beginning image to start my painting. During the painting process, things are altered again until I have something that serves my imagination.
Lotus Clouds 30 x 40" Mixed Media on Panel 2016
Lotus Clouds is painting that is based more on imaginary impressions of my environment and my unconscious. The photograph of a Lotus flower and the droplets were images that I did observe. I began this work by using a grid on my prepared panel. I placed the flowers onto the composition. After some preliminary sketches, I began to add previously used invented shapes and textures until I consider it finished. I focused upon contrasting elements, such as organic and inorganic forms.
For additional images of my work see: lindadeeguy.com