|"Ecstasy" 48x48" ©Shayla Perreault Newcomb 2006|
'Behind the scenes' is going to be a weekly, regular feature around here that will show a picture of what's going on in my life (mostly artsy stuff, studio pics etc.) or will highlight another artist's studio. Here's a sneak peek before it starts with regular publication.
This painting caused Jason and I a lot of excitement recently since RBC Dominion Securities bought it for their permanent collection. It's the biggest piece I've sold so far. It looks different from what I'm doing right now, still I found it satisfying to see in their space. It warmed it up and made it look inviting and dynamic.
|McKenzie College Gallery November 2006|
This pic is of my first show while I was still a hobby artist. The venue was in a college with a space meant for encouraging 'would be' artists and this was the only wall that had any coherence. My style was all over the place, I hadn't found my 'voice' and I learned a lot from seeing all my experiments 'screaming' off the walls. Developing a coherent series is more like finishing a thought without interruption than it is copying yourself. It doesn't mean I don't try other things or I limit myself creatively. Now I get pleasure in seeing how one painting leads to the next, like a conversation. While that's my preference, it's not the only thing that works. Some artists prefer to put a little bit of everything in the show and can pull it off.