Inspired by: Charline Von Heyl
I'm feeling inspired by the abstract paintings of Charline Von Heyl.
It's really difficult to be innovative with such a traditional media, but somehow Charline has followed her instincts and has painted imagery that feels fresh. To me they seem to float between figurative, abstract, and graphic. Sometimes even with a bit of mid-century aesthetics.
In one of her interviews they describe her process, stating she doesn't produce studies for her work. Instead Charline makes all decisions as she creates the work allowing the process to dictate the outcome. This really resonated with me, even though it's not an unfamiliar method. Maybe it's because I'm opening myself up to improvisation with my recent knit project, or because I have a strong interest in process based work, or maybe because my drawings have become so representational. Either way the idea of letting process drive the imagery feels like a good strategy I'd like to implement in my drawings.