Painting with Emotion

Blindsided painting by Carina Crenshaw
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This week, I had the opportunity to speak with German visual artist Carina Crenshaw. She recently finalized new oil paintings like the example above, titled “Blindsided.” Crenshaw generally works on several art pieces at once, i.e. waiting for a layer of paint to dry on one, and then working on another. So it may take up to 3 weeks to conclude an image on canvas. What is interesting is that she doesn’t plan out her concepts, and admits that she likes: “Exploring the balance between keeping and losing control.” Which gives more spontaneity to her art method. Also, I tried to find out what her portraits were really about, and she explained: “It’s never about a concrete message or a statement, it’s more a result of the emotions I had during the process.”

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I Know It's True. Painting by Carina Crenshaw Give Me Something. Painting by Carina Crenshaw From all sides. Painting by Carina Crenshaw Crenshaw's studio space
Artwork and photo © Carina Crenshaw
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Adriana is the Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine, and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting tattooists' lives and work and publishing on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

April 3, 2013 Art Painting Portraits