Watch this time-lapse video by Canadian Artist Janice Tanton make a little butterfly come alive. This is how paintings are born.
Timelapse of a 9 hour period of painting by Janice Tanton.
I'm pleased to present the finished work, "The Artist's Daughter". Featured in earlier posts, and the subject of a process video (see links below), this has been an important work for me - not only because my model and muse is my daughter Grace, but because it was my first concentrated effort in creating a figurative work in a classical style.
Any time that I spend a lengthy time working on tight, classic work...it's too much for me. My creative muscles atrophy; my brain keeps me up all night and I feel like I'm trudging along, thermos and lunchpail, to my shift at the factory studio.
There is a big difference in working on site, with all of the sensory input of the moment. Sound, light, colour, smells...they all ADD to the moment of rapture when creating the work, and for me as an artist, there is nothing quite like that pure energy of creating the "feeling" of what you have in that one moment and place.
Art connects us and creates space for new experiences and dialogue. This is the true value of a work, whether it is a piece of theatre, music, writing, sculpture, dance or a painting that somehow moves us.
I'm thrilled with what is coming off the easel for the painting component of the CAMP project, and so happy to share this work with you. Looking at this work on…
Some exciting new major works by Janice Tanton hitting Effusion Gallery in Invermere, BC on Saturday, February 24, 2012.
I've been working on some very large pieces for a couple of months for the CAMP body of work. The works - some of them 8 feet long and 4 feet…