Last night I was well received at Sweet Art Gallery, showing off a large body of my work, which included my newest collection. Several of the newest pieces had stunning reactions from clients and friends. Usually the questions are, “What made you change your work, what inspired you?" The question I got most was "How long did it take you to do this piece?" Comments as a whole were "I love your new work, it is amazing," as they pointed out their favorite pieces. I cannot speak for most Artists but over the years I have changed my work and style,
such as Picasso when he was recognized to paint essentially monochromatic paintings, called..the blue period.
The Blue Period of Picasso is the period between 1900 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time. Picasso settled in Paris in 1904, having spent a few difficult years with no fixed studio and little artistic success. While back in 1903, he had produced his Blue Period works, which seemed to reflect his experience of relative poverty and instability, depicting beggars, street urchines, the old and frail and the blind.
I hope to have this new work as a statement of the times, reflecting my personal thoughts and reactions that I have seen and listened to in this changing world.