Hi Nita! Im so happy that you are showing us your paintings, and from 1998!!!!! How you do that at such an early age is beyond me. Truly are amazing, just like your sculptures. I'm sorry that you haven't had many positive encouraging souls in your life but know that there are some of us that truly wish you much success and happiness in all that you do!!!
Nita.. I too have enjoyed looking at your (incredible) paintings so much.. that I started to wonder how on earth you decided to turn into sculpting!
Mind you, your sculpts are ABSOLUTELY amazing... but your paintings are just as awesome!
I went through many of your replies.. and my heart broke too while reading all this bullshit you had deal with every step of the way
I guess however, that this is the reason why your work has the impact that it has... cause there is genuine emotion and actual experience behind it... unlike most of us who need to rely on a sad song or a crappy romance movie to get some sort of inspiration when creating something dark or melancholic....
I guess what I am trying to say is that you NEVER fail to impress! Anything you tackle artistically stands head and shoulders over what most of us do... you exceed the expectations of your fans EVERY single time... you really do have the golden touch.. and a pair of VERY talented (...and beautiful) hands!
If you were a guy... I strongly believe that you would be A LOT more well known!
There a lot more painters out there than sculptors with the later doing mostly 3D abstract stuff.. and calling them sculpts. Some times I feel that if it weren't for modelers, action figures and dolls we would hardly see any "real" sculpting at all...... but thats my opinion anyway...
Ever thought of using photoshop to manipulate your paintings? I noticed somewhere that you mentioned how you wanted to add the feeling of movement on her head... I just can't help but think how some digital painting over your oil paintings would give you the chance to rework them and make them stand out even more. Due to your lack of time and resources this could be a solution.... You could even create some limited editions prints (and/or ACEOs) for sale..
I don't know.. I may be shooting my mouth here.. I guess what I am trying to say is that I ADORE your work and would love to see you producing more of it
Dear sweet Yovanka! This was all a long time ago. Ive enjoyed 7 years as a professional sculptor and its been wonderful! I want other artist to see Im not a bigcat that got everything overnight. Im getting up after being knocked down again and again. I think my life experiance makes my work strong. Ive gotten brave and ornery People here loving my art has made me stronger and heal too.
yes I want to use photoshop. I think digitally a simple motion blur would be easy. I dont have a tablet for painting. Only a mouse,but I can do some things. I dont know if I want to alter old paintings. I want to find my new voice. Possibly could sell prints. Im just starting so be patient with me!