Breaking out of a painting rut sometimes requires a little
more oomph than just adding another color to your palette or going from a still
life to a figure painting. Sometimes your whole process needs an overhaul. A
few years ago, artist Francis Di Fronzo took a fairly drastic measure to take
his work to a new level. He set aside the traditional painting brush for a tool
of his own invention-a "comb" with individual hairs seated along a length of
Artists aren’t superheroes. No capes, no spandex onesies, and no
butlers named Alfred. Artists don’t necessarily lead extraordinary
lives in which they paint or draw between bouts of saving the world.
Artists are like you and me. They are you and me, actually. We
all go about our day-to-day lives and amidst the daily to-dos and
stressors we try to recognize inspiration when it hits, and then we try
to find enough time to actually do something about it.
After developing an unnatural dependency on my galoshes and stocking my
kitchen shelves with an outrageous amount of sugary sweets in case of
snowstorms, I’ve come to realize that it is nice to be on the inside,
cozy and warm, looking out. My creature comforts appreciation has
definitely also influenced the kind of painting composition that I’ve
been into lately: the interior.