Where does the "feeling" of a work of art come from? Does the artist take it to a "dark" place or the opposite? Is the feeling negative or positive? Each artist finds it in himself where to go with a painting and how the work of art will "feel" to the viewer. For me personally as an artist, I often, ( but not always), like to dwell on a somber situation that also creates a sense of "elation" and "spiritual strength". For example in my painting "Stigmata", we have a somber image of a girl's hands inflicted with severe wounds, but the "elation" of her "spiritual strength" shows through in the expression on her face. It is this "personality" in an artist's work that relates the "feeling" and message the artist is trying to express.
Author: Karen Kroplinski, Artist
I am the author of this blog and I am here to write my day to day thoughts and inspirations concerning my art. I will try to give you an update on what I am doing and what I am thinking regarding the creation of my artwork......and perhaps a few tidbits on other things happening in my life.