Thursday, April 22, 2010
I felt detached from my creative process this week until I pulled this drawing out of myself today during a little thunder shower. I am happy with the line work and fell in love with the subject matter-the Dolly sisters-who were cabaret artists and playgirls in the 1920's. I find that particular era fascinating and the fashion inspiring as well.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Documented in the top photo is a 6' x 41/2' stretch of raw canvas. I applied the gesso earlier this evening. I reworked this second piece tonight as well that I had started a few days ago. I feel that the monochromatic tones here are embodying dimention, texture, and freshness. It is a quick gestural work that involves many different layers.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I feel like I have embraced a new creative process. I have been rigidly making jewelry for the past 6 year and have finally found something to nurture a part of my personality that is so evident in this new series of works. My line work is bold, the use of colors is pungent yet subtle, and the reference of Warhol is clearly a nuance seen within these monochromatic paintings. I will continue on with more.
- Emily Habansky
- Emily is prolific in her work and strives to achieve balance in what she creates. Color is a driving force: the use of contrasting colors, unconventional color combinations, and monochromatic themes are evident. Her approach to composition immerses the viewer in an environment containing both rhythm and movement that leads the viewer’s eye around the painting. She also accomplishes this by focusing on the details of the individual strokes. Her work is conceptual, relating movement, definition of space and different perspectives. Her creative process is additive; it progresses intuitively from a basic infrastructure, adding layers that are both deliberate and pronounced. The materials she uses are canvas, oils, paint mediums, and acrylic. With all these things encompassed, a sense of balance is achieved and her rate of production continues within this discipline of work. Although she works from an intuitive place, where she allows her inner spirit to come through, her explorations of manipulating oil paint are evoked through her deliberate approach to applying paint.