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How Do You Feel?


Vanessa Lemen

In some different conversations recently, I’ve been talking with friends about what we’re working on and what to create when we’re feeling all kinds of different feelings and not really knowing how to express those feelings. The first thing I personally tend to gravitate towards is to get out of my head about those things and allow myself to feel them in the art-making itself. I like to use a creative session to purge and…

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Legacy – Process


Sarah Finnigan

July 16, 2024 - Almost a year ago, I began working on Legacy in hopes of finishing it in time for IX Arts. Let's take a look at how it came together... As I was alternating between these two possible sketches, I started to notice the balance of the overall shape of B was standing out as more appealing. Beyond the gesture of the trunk and branches, the outer shape was getting a nice diagonal tilt. I brought over a few features from A that I liked, but switched at this point to exclusively refining sketch B. As usual with anything larger than a tablet, I projected the sketch onto the canvas. Since this painting was intended as a companion piece to another I had done a year earlier, I chose to keep it the same size at 20"…

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