Sunday, April 24, 2011

Diana's Return from the Hunt...

I started a new oil painting. The other week when I was wandering around the library I rediscovered Peter Paul Rubens. I fell in love with his exploration of the Goddess Diana, the Huntress. My favorite image is titled "Diana Returning from the Hunt". The image details the goddess and her companions encountering a band of satyrs. I cropped the image to feature Diana and the her ladies. I like the subtleties of the women's expressions and the opportunity to practice portraiture.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Fortune of the Three Bees....

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today."
—Robert McKee

I have always had a fascination with the play between fantasy and reality. Often art projects are born through my daydreams. It is a powerful feeling to eventually bring dreams to life and share them.
    I began making these sculptures not knowing exactly how they would come out. While I was building them a story began to form in my mind urging these fantastic creatures into existence.
My pleasure in creating art is experienced by stretching the limits of what appears on the surface and mixing it with what I want to see. In this visual journal I hope to share some of my stories and process with you.

-Natalia Ella