IN PROGRESS | MAKING THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

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Blair Nidds Caprice 3

 A sneak peek of my new headpieces that will be hanging in Caprice! The show opening will be Thursday, July 10th. You won’t want to miss!

| “Life is about decisions. Attending this art show might be the best one of your life.” -anonymous |

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While finishing up the last few paintings of this headpiece series, I came across this quote that so perfectly synchronizes how I have been feeling about my artwork lately,

| “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe |

What an inspiring passage, Georgia. While keeping these words in mind, I have released some of my internal pressure to produce past the creative-stunting questions, (is it good enough? who will like it? Will it sell?).  Just make it! These questions are essential in a self critique, but more importantly, and simply, accomplishing artwork is about showing what is inside of you that would not otherwise be seen. And that feels good.

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AT THE MOMENT | Antony Micallef

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Sex Face oil, paper collage, and resin, 41 cm x 35 cm

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Head 3, charcoal on paper, 89.5cm x 87cm

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A Little Piece of Me, oil on primed card, 41cm x 32cm

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Micallef’s Studio

What an expressive and lavish use of paint. As part of his Lauded Head Series, Antony Micallef’s headpieces bear a haunting essence, that is acheived through swift applications of charcoal, owing to, just as swift eliminations of the medium. His decision to create some of these sketches in strict monochrome, supplies an exacting contrast to his typically colorful paintings. Whether Micallef paints black, white, powder pink, or bright blue, his works are all gold to me. 

More of Micallef’s paintings, as well as sculptures, can be seen here

 

STAGES | Wine Lips No. V

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Wine Lips No. V, oil on canvas, 20″x28″

Hoping to achieve a more androgynous appearance with this one. About 2-3 hours have been spent on each stage, so I have some more clocked time to go… Will most likely apply a blue and alizarin glaze on top, then pronounce the highlights with a buttery white.