Anna Dohnke

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2017

Artworks for sale: 4

United States

About Anna Dohnke

 
 
  • Biography

    I look at my art as a series of beautiful moments.  

    I mix my paints with layers of glazes, creating shades and tints.  I have an idea of where I want my canvas to begin, often with the form of a tree or a landscape or a human form, and then I begin to pour.  I pour in a sequence of colors and shapes, finding form and balance, until the paint begins to move and drip and flow according to it's own will, based on gravity, temperature, humidity, the slight tilt of a canvas, and my own continued process of laying the paint.  

    I watch.  I wait.  I add a bit here and another bit there.  And then I walk away.

    Because I can only control so much, and I want to see the beautiful moment of what happens next. 

    Sometimes the paint starts to move in a way that I hadn't intended, and my ego jumps in. My ego panics a bit. That wasn't what I wanted or intended! How can I fix it? I try to add a bit more paint. I try to manipulate the painting back to what I thought I wanted. Then I am reminded, life is in the beautiful moments of letting go. So I let go. I wait to see what this painting wanted to be.  I tell my ego to quiet down.

    The viewers intuition steps in. We each see something different in what has formed. The painting is interactive.  I want to know what you see.

    Like nature itself, the painting has created it's own organic story of life.

    The painting becomes a gift of beautiful moments.

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Biography

I look at my art as a series of beautiful moments.  

I mix my paints with layers of glazes, creating shades and tints.  I have an idea of where I want my canvas to begin, often with the form of a tree or a landscape or a human form, and then I begin to pour.  I pour in a sequence of colors and shapes, finding form and balance, until the paint begins to move and drip and flow according to it's own will, based on gravity, temperature, humidity, the slight tilt of a canvas, and my own continued process of laying the paint.  

I watch.  I wait.  I add a bit here and another bit there.  And then I walk away.

Because I can only control so much, and I want to see the beautiful moment of what happens next. 

Sometimes the paint starts to move in a way that I hadn't intended, and my ego jumps in. My ego panics a bit. That wasn't what I wanted or intended! How can I fix it? I try to add a bit more paint. I try to manipulate the painting back to what I thought I wanted. Then I am reminded, life is in the beautiful moments of letting go. So I let go. I wait to see what this painting wanted to be.  I tell my ego to quiet down.

The viewers intuition steps in. We each see something different in what has formed. The painting is interactive.  I want to know what you see.

Like nature itself, the painting has created it's own organic story of life.

The painting becomes a gift of beautiful moments.

 
 
 
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