'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Folk Art Diary: Twist her nose

I painted 'Literary Companions' in a 'quasi-serious style' a few years ago. It's a precursor to my current folk art style. You have to start somewhere. So this piece became an historical touchstone in my art timeline.
'Literary Companions'  Acrylic on board     ©robin r kent
My current work tends to be freer. 'Go ahead and paint a twist in her nose,' I say.
It's one reason folk art feels authentic to me. Quirks or gestures may be augmented, but still identifiable. We have seen people with these traits. Or think we have.
A collector said I shouldn't disown my previous style: an artist can have many and still be recognizable. Nice thought. I hope the sentiments displayed in whatever style translate as well.

4 comments:

Cynthia Myers said...

OK, I'm NOT just saying this to be nice, but...
You keep blowing me away!
I love your current Folk Art style. I love your "quasi-serious" style. I love how you are able to capture a feeling and you always make me smile.
Some day I hope to be half as good as you.
A Humble Fan - Cindi

(Hey, email me some of those blender recipes! LOL!)

amanda white said...

Hi Robin,
What an interesting post and thoughts to start my day off with and chew over! As always.
Love the picture.
xxx

Sand said...

NYC this weekend. I think that chef made dinner for me in a great Chelsea place last night. Flying pasta and all.

ArtPropelled said...

There is so much feeling in this painting and it matches a memory in my mind of school homework days. I love your style...quasi-serious or folk art.