…to an Artist’s Website
I’ve put together the RKR Graphics as an artist’s website to share the art work that I have been creating, not only here in Asheville, but during my life-time, with the hope that you find something that might give you pleasure or inspire you to take up a pencil, a brush or whatever tool you enjoy using and start creating!
You’ll find in my artist’s website, that over the years I’ve been painting still life, landscapes, objects & abstracts. However, people and particularly members of my family have been my desired subject matter. This has been both frustrating and satisfying. Frustrating when nothing seems to work right. Satisfying when they sometimes turned out fairly close to how I visualized them. Recently, I started a series that documents, not only my mother-in-law’s life, but also the times that she lived it. There are four panels – youth, young adulthood, married years & the “golden” years. I used her personal photos and coupled those with images that represented each particular period of time. It was interesting how the paintings evolved – how the time broke down into “War” periods. I am still working on them, but you can see the first one by linking here.
My favorite medium is oil, but drawing is what I always come back to for a jump-start when I’ve been away from my studio too long. Line, texture and finally color are what drive my work, particular the abstracts. Sometimes I just want to see what journey a drawing or painting will take me on.
Lately I’ve started checking out YouTube videos and found loads of inspirational ideas, new tools, updated products, & new techniques. My favorite series, if you have not found it yet, is Colour in Your Life which is produced in Australia.