You know that my Nixies mean everything to me. It is not because we take a little break from each other that I forget about them. They still appear.
This year, I have the pleasure to be a visual contributor to the amazing e-zine The Phoenix Soul. You will find a piece of art from me in every issue of 2017 (it is a quarterly zine).
Meet Cerah. I created her on an elongated canvas (a format I don’t usually use but had around). The theme of this issue is: Living your vibrant life.
I had this vision of a Nixie with rainbow hair. It does not happen often this way; I am an intuitive artist. I let whatever wants to happen happen, and just go with it. But this time, it was the other way around: I could see her before doing anything on my surface. So I let her be: I sketched what I was seeing and created her as she wanted.
I created texture first, and played with ColourArte Primary Elements (shimmery art pigment powders) for her hair. Because it was so vibrant, I went for a more subtle background.
I love her. She was the first Nixie I painted since we moved to Québec, so I was nervous to be honest. She is very stunning, to me. And very meaningful, too. I can not make art that is not personal somehow, this is just how I roll…
I wish I had recorder her creative process in video, but I did not. Maybe next time !