I must and will do better about posting here. I used to blog religiously but as life can go sometimes, I fell off. I will say that I need an avenue to simply explore and experiment, so I do see myself posting a lot more. Honestly, until a conversation just a minute ago, I forgot I even had a blog. Go figure.
Some things I’ve been up to is making art, of course and minding my health. I was able to get over 8700 steps in, which I can live with since I started late.
Do let me share some of my latest work, however. Some observations I have in reflecting on my work reminds me that I started my artistic journey as a portraitist. So, when I look at my Instagram page, which is @toshfomby for anyone who’d like to have a look-see, I see portraits. I describe myself as a narrative painter because I started painting by sharing snippets of my life and humor. Portraits have a different way of conveying a story, depending on what elements are incorporated into them. So, let me share some of what I’ve composed on paper thus far.
All of these pieces are masked on 15×11 inch paper. I’ll have to do videos at some point for a detailed view of my work, since much of it is layered for a 3 dimensional finish. Or sculptural relief may be a better description…I’m only to add the 3 paintings now from my phone and will exit on that note.