The Story

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Let's start with the beginning.

My story begins like that of many other artists, more or less exiting the womb with pencils and brushes in hand.

But that's not the beginning I wish to speak of.

The beginning in question is when I first started wanting to create art. When I wanted to start putting these emotions and inspirational wonders that flicker through my mind on paper and canvas. The beginning of my desire to instill some sort of emotional pull from my viewers.

In the grand scheme of things I have just barely pulled away from the starting line, but that is part of the journey. I'm at a stage where I can start infusing my work with my own emotions and experiences, and stranger yet, my work starts developing its own emotion that is detached from my own self. Its as if they are developing their own personalities, in a way.

It has been a busy few months for acrylic paintings as of late!
As much as I love working with stretched canvases, I've found that the texture prevents me from packing in the tiny details that I love so much. This has led me to use wooden panels more frequently than canvas, but you just can't beat the authentic feel of a lovely stretched canvas. So to combat the texture issues I have been experimenting with heavy primers paired with fine-grit sandpaper in order to get a smoother finish. And I'm happy to say that it is doing the charm!

Many commissions have been on my easel in the past little bit, in addition to a few personal projects.

Here are a few photos to show pieces in progress!
 

This is a progress shot of a little snippet of the background for a current commission. 16"x20", acrylics on canvas.

This is a progress shot of a little snippet of the background for a current commission. 16"x20", acrylics on canvas.

A personal piece that I am pretty excited about. Often I have no problem selling my originals, but this piece is far too close to my heart to let go of. Painting your personal symbols can do that.

A personal piece that I am pretty excited about. Often I have no problem selling my originals, but this piece is far too close to my heart to let go of. Painting your personal symbols can do that.

Peace out my lovely people!

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- Dani

Danielle Trudeau