Express Yourself As An Artist

Blog post written by Charlie Albright
If you're an artist who suffers from overworking their canvas, then I'd say you have too much to say but not enough space. When you attempt to put all these thoughts onto a single canvas it looks jumbled up, messy and incoherent. Your solution is to work with multiples surfaces at the same time to ensure that you express yourself, as best you can, as an artist.
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If you’ve seen the artwork Blue Clover, then you may understand why the artwork Blue Clover’s Friend has its title. These two pieces were created, side by side, at the same time, to utilise the same paint colour palette.

Painting multiple art pieces at the same time feels like an organic and natural evolution in my painting process and journey as an artist.

As much as people say acrylic paint dries much quicker than oil paint, acrylic paint does not dry fast enough for me, when I’m having a burst of creativity and passion in a painting session. I often feel like I’m waiting. And the consequence of not waiting seems to always end up in a mess of layers.

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So working on multiple canvases at the same time feels like the ultimate antidote to an artist bursting to get their ideas down onto a surface.

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Painting multiple artworks at the same time also lends itself naturally to creating a coherent art collection. Using the same mixed paint colours across multiple surfaces, allows you to reflect the same mood across the different pieces without much effort.

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And it’s also a great trick for any artist who suffers from overworking their canvas.

Or if you can’t refrain yourself from adding just a little something more to your painting.

Often this is because you have so much to say and you try to say it all on the one canvas. But unfortunately, the end result is bound to end up looking confused, messy and incoherent.

But by allowing yourself, essentially a larger surface area to paint on, you can express everything you want to say. And what you’ll end with is a collection of art pieces, rather than just a single artwork. It’s a win-win situation.

Charlie x

Charlie Albright

The world: ignites in me, a sense of curiosity. My mind does not settle until it can comprehend, until it understands. For the physical world, creation has always been my enduring method of choice. For the spiritual world, all-encompassing practices like yoga and meditation, a belief in a higher energy, and writing have always been the soothing and balancing tools I have returned to, to re-ground myself. This is my journey of self-expression. Through written words and different forms of art. To my soul, my inner essence.

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