Sara Richardson

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2016

Artworks for sale: 186

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United States

Updates from Sara Richardson's studio

  • Inside the Studio: December 12th

    Inside the Studio: December 12th

    My, my my... it has been extra busy in the studio lately. This is a good thing. Meanwhile, I am sharing what I call "stuff in my studio Wednesday" It’s a mini butane torch for setting my work on fire. I’m kidding - it’s for nitpicking and removing unwanted bits from my encaustic paintings. 😄 If you are curious about purchasing an encaustic painting or want to know a little bit about how to care for encaustic artwork - just send me a note.

    12 December 2018

    Studio Update: Happy Times

    Studio Update: Happy Times

    The crazy studies in my studio. I thought the balloon shapes were too weird and now I’m thinking they aren’t strange enough. You may be thinking...”what happened to my monochromatic Colorado landscape painter?!” I moved. To probably the oddest place ever. However, the relocation unexpectedly blew all this life into my work. Happy times, today. Happy times, ahead.

    06 November 2018

    :)

    :)

    Apparently, I need to work on my poses and lack of studio assistants.

    18 October 2018

    Studio Update: October 2018

    Studio Update: October 2018

    It looks like I am heading towards “breaking” this drawing. The positive aspect of destroying a piece is that I learn just exactly where the tipping point exists and remember that point when I begin the next work. I think it's important for viewers and collectors to understand —> creating art isn’t this picture perfect posted end result <— work sometimes falls apart and then...work comes together so beautifully it’s magical. Originally, I was only going to share this photo on instagram (@shockandslaw) because I tend to post 'polished' work everywhere else and keep my struggles to myself. I think that is a mistake on my part because it doesn't show the entire story of what goes on in my studio or how work progresses from stage to stage. Really great art stands on its own without a background story...but isn't it fun to know the history about a piece while it is being created? What do you think? UPDATE: I've saved this drawing and steered it clear from the breaking point :)

    17 October 2018

    Best. Art. Critic. Ever.

    Best. Art. Critic. Ever.

    Kids are just awesome...this morning my son walks into my studio and I asked him what he thought of this drawing I am working on. He responds “it looks like childhood, balloons and flowers, mom” — Best. Art. Critic. Ever.

    05 October 2018

    Studio Update: September 2018

    Studio Update: September 2018

    It's been a busy summer what with the move of my studio from Colorado to the East Coast. While living in Colorado I was constantly inspired by the vastness, light shifts and movement the breezes cause in the atmosphere. I was also drawn to the ever changing landscape shapes. However, where I lived the land was often thirsty for water. Don’t get me wrong, it was incredibly beautiful but the colors of the vegetation would often turn to crispy browns and beige's because of the lack of precipitation. And now, I am surrounded by thick dense woods, extremely saturated colors and an environment that is thriving. I am also very close to different types of water sources ie. lakes, rivers, creeks and oceans. My artistic personality is to absorb my surroundings with glee and wonder. Although saddened by the move, I am optimistic about what this change will mean to my studio, paintings and future. I’ve always felt mixing it up is good for artistic growth.

    21 September 2018

    The Eumenides Series...

    The Eumenides Series...

    Lately, I have been taking what I technically know about traditional landscape compositions and deliberately breaking the so called 'rules'...intentionally leaving gritty bits to meld with delicate parts. I am looking forward - creating a new kind of harmony. If it looks like I am influenced by Turner, I am, but surprisingly just a little. Instead, I see myself as a contemporary artist with the luxury of being influenced by a lot of genres and life experiences to create my own distinct language. The "richardsondekooningfischlelgrecobaconnevelson" visual speak.

    06 March 2018

    The Wall - one of my favorite ways to work

    The Wall - one of my favorite ways to work

    I don't know why, but my most recent snaps taken in the studio make me appear small and combative. Maybe it's The Furies manifesting or (gasp!) it's just my natural facial expression these days. This photo also shows part of my studio with 'The Wall' in it. When I work like this, canvas is taped, hung, grommeted or any other way I can get canvas and/or paper to stick to the wall. This is one of my favorite ways to work and has been since I was a young art student.

    18 February 2018

    Eumenides Series

    Eumenides Series

    Right before the new year, I experienced a huge push of positive growth. Although related to some of the current work, the shift allowed me to branch into areas I have been thinking about for awhile but not actually exploring for whatever reason. Maybe it was a timing thing, who knows, what matters is - the door is unlocked and I am slowly opening the so-called flood gates. These types of 'big growth' surges (plural!) keeps my studio momentum pushing forward and quite frankly, makes me a better painter. I'm just going to put it out there - badass is my word for the year. ;)

    22 January 2018

    Season Interuptus...I'm kidding!

    Season Interuptus...I'm kidding!

    The holiday season in my studio doesn’t mean the work flow comes to a halt. I do, however, slow down during the holidays but this year I planned ahead and decided to structure my studio time differently…I am prepped and ready to create batch after batch of studies. The temporary restructure should reduce the stress of being interrupted to do joyful things. You know I am kidding, right? All in good fun. The painting above, Eumenides Study No.1, is part of a group of studies I am creating to prepare for a new collection. Cheers and joy to everyone!

    24 December 2017

    The new Lantern Series

    The new Lantern Series

    I began another acrylic paint series about 3 weeks ago...a spin off series from the Basil's Folly group of works (which I'm still working on). At the core, the Lantern Series is a passionate expression of hope. As I explore this series, I am working with the concept of abstracted, nature-derived lanterns, candles and candelabras. Distinctly organic light source interpretations created in a dynamic way. This photo is of Lantern No.7.

    28 November 2017

    The "Clean" Side of My Studio

    The "Clean" Side of My Studio

    I was recently asked if I have plans for the holidays...yes, I’m planning on being with my family but also taking some time to clean up my studio. It’s gotten really messy over the past few weeks while I've been working on the new collection. This photo is of the “clean” side.

    19 November 2017

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