Questions About My Art

A square piece of abstract art with bright shades of yellow and red contrasting with shades of green. The red and yellow take up the centre of the painting with the green on either side. The paint appears to rise up through the painting in bubbles as the colours intermingle.
Fire And Forest

Questions about my art are posed often by both potential customers and friends and family. I have addressed some of the questions in previous blogs including how long it takes to create a photo painting and how I create healing art. Here are some more recent questions I have been asked.

Questions about my art

What are you working on currently?

This is always an interesting question as my answer will vary according to where I am in my cycle of creating. At the moment, it comes at a time of plateau for me. By which I mean a period when I am just going with the flow of life generally. And not worrying about having a ‘project’ to work on as such.

Recently I went through all my old note books and found poems that I will be publishing in my blog. I also have been experimenting more with my abstract art techniques and combinations of colour. Now we are in good weather, my studio is an inviting place to spend some time and I have some plans for new paintings. I need to spend some time mixing some pouring paint first though!

A square photo art image showing a group of red poppies among a display of white cow parsley growing in tall grass.
Poppies and Cow Parsley 3

I did produce three new pieces of photo art recently, based on poppies and wildflowers as we are surrounded by them. I also have a ‘hit list’ of towns and villages I want to visit locally to take photographs. But between chemo for the dog, my health and hay fever at the moment I am just chilling at home.

How does my work differ from that of other artists?

I loved this question! There are millions of artists out there all doing their thing and it is difficult to stand out from the crowd. So a short answer is that I don’t know that I really do differ from all other artists. However, I think I have a recognisable style. I have also something of a reputation for my photo art images of Umbria, in particular, and for my abstract art work.

All of my art work is created by me – so if I work from a painting and use digital software to enhance various aspects it is a painting that I have created, similarly if I work from a photograph to create photo art it is a photograph I have taken. This ensures the image carries my intended energy from start to finish. I have not embraced the current trend for using AI to create art and have no plans to do so.

How does your creative process work?

I talked in my blog before about how driven I get to work through photographs and create the image I have in my head of the final output.

If I am working on a healing painting everything starts with a meditation where I centre myself and focus on what I am trying to create with the painting. There is a strong emotional element in this work. Depending upon the subject, I might then start with a pencil and create an underlay of sacred geometry (universal geometric and mathematical designs that are used in the design of everything in our reality). Then, using acrylics I paint the image I am trying to create on top.

A painting in predominantly shades of brown and green. The shape of a man can be seen to the left, sitting, all in brown and to the right of him kneels the shape of angel depicted with white paint.
Ben’s Angel

Sometimes the painting is accompanied by a poem, as is the case with my piece ‘Ben’s Angel’.

For my abstract art work, I set out to have fun! I have talked before about how I light some incense, play loud music and dance around the studio while I am working.

Part of a living room with a dark wall and dark sofa with beige throw pillows and a coffee table in front of it. On the wall is a large square abstract painting with bright splashes of colour.
Hammer Smash Expression Abstract Art

My hammer smash paintings are liberating to create but require a certain confidence (and practice) to get right. I just created two new ones where I aimed for a much brighter look, ‘in your face’ if you like, than I normally would.

A square piece of abstract art with bright shades of yellow and red contrasting with shades of green. The red and yellow take up the centre of the painting with the green on either side. The paint appears to rise up through the painting in bubbles as the colours intermingle.
Fire And Forest

I have also been experimenting with yellow, and have not yet got that out of my system with ideas for a few more pieces based on that colour.

Hopefully that answers the questions about my art that have been posed most recently. All of the images in this blog are available to purchase as prints. Clicking on an image will take you to a page with more information.

Before you go

Mid-week Reflections
Dorothy and Barnet Boy

My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.

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About Dorothy Berry-Lound 447 Articles
I am having fun living half way up a mountain in Central Italy with my husband Barnet Boy, Stevie Mouse and the rest of my fur family. I am enjoying creating art that people will love having on their walls. I also love storytelling through my blog and short stories.

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