Figure Paintings

When I started my Senior Portfolio for painting my senior¬†year I was all, “I’m going to paint emotions and there are going to be these vague figures in them that people can identify with.”

That’s actually not true. I started with these weird drawings of these flower type things that had orbs of light instead of petals. I really liked them a lot but my teacher thought they were just a warm up for what was to come. So I had to scrap what I thought was part of my portfolio. I was sad about it, but I got over it I guess.

I started doing more brainstorming and then one day I made this really weird drawing of these shadowy figures. There was one that was different than the rest and I made up this story in my head that the rest of them were trying to get the different one to conform to their ways but he refused.

And then after that I made my first figure painting (shown above as the featured image).

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First Post!

After thinking about it more, I realize that my online presence is not great. I want my art to be seen and discussed, and so far not many people have taken much of an interest in it. I post on facebook and try to update my website,¬†kristinahemmerlingart.webs.com,as often as possible, but it hasn’t gotten me much of anywhere. Yet.

I am considering making an Etsy.com account, but I think increasing any sort of online presence is my first step. So here it is, my very first blog. I hope to post pictures and thoughts as often as possible, and I hope many people will read.

Thanks for your reads so far!

(I titled the image featured “I Have Arrived”. It’s one of my favorite paintings to date, and it feels like me. So I have arrived on a blog and as a painter. Happy Thursday!)