today i am delighted that i was invited byto participate in a virtual blog tour.i have admired katherine's unique styleand the feeling and uniqueness of each of her paintings.i hope you will treat yourself to katherine's blog.i have been inspired by her art, challenged by herblogging creativity, videos and herconstant way of mixing up the presentation of her artto make each post just a little bit different andkeeping the reader wanting for more.unlike most days, today i will be answering questionsput forth to me by the virtual tour. i hopethat it will interest new readers and spark yourcuriosity to search through the archives of this blogand for those of you who know me, i hope you gain someinsight into my art process. these questions sparked me tostop and pause and to think about what it is i do every day.
What am I working on?i have been working on getting my pieces together fora second annual one persongallery in the garden show atthe studio of dianne dunn in redondo beach.last year i showed 46 paintings. the response was overwhelming to me.it has been quite a satisfying, time consuming and tiring process at the same timeto gather up work, put the finishing touches on each one,get them framed or ready to hang. i apologize for being behind inresponding to your comments and visits. i am hoping that by theend of the week, i will be able to start catching up on your blogs.some times are like that and i hope you understand.How does my work differ from others of its genre?this is a good question. as a self doubter i think thatthere is nothing different in my art but if i scratch belowthe surface, i believe that each person has a unique way ofpresenting in the world. there are not two people who havethe same mark making expressions, gestures, vision.this has become more and more evident to me as i reallylook at art. so to answer the question, while there are manymixed media artists, we all have our own signature. i heardmany times from others that they could tell a particularpainting was mine. truthfully, i find this a fascinating truth.Why do I write/create what I do?i both write and paint, but i paint more now than write.i do for many reasons. it is a pure pleasure, it feels natural,like i have always done it in reality, it is onlyin the past few years that i even considered painting.it feels natural, like it's meant to be. while with writingi felt pressure, stressed, it was work. i love to experiment withdifferent mediums and techniques. i admire artists who havesettled into one medium. that's not me. it's not that I'm unhappyor i need more, it is just an inherent way that i am in the world.i doubt if that will change and i am growing to accept this about myself.how does your writing/art process work?i paint almost daily. if i am not painting i am thinking about it.i paint in my home studio as well as in participating in variousgroup settings, including online workshops. i also belongto a consultation group of six artists which meets once a month to discussthe art we have created or any other topics that are of interest to us.i have a running list of different projects i would like to try in the futurebut sometimes i forget to look at the list.along with katherine jeanne wood's blog, here are a few others whohave participated in the virtual blog tour.brian kasstle will be upcoming in the tour