New Art: Her Monarchy

I've misplaced my quality SLR camera so I am unable to take proper art photos of my finished paintings until I find it. Pardon the phone pic quality but I do want to get this out and I can do a switch later.  As I complete the unfinished paintings that have been up against a wall for months, I have been hit with some questions about where this is all going. Being I'm designing a new life, art should be part of my main conversation.  

I had a terrific idea in May/June upon which to base the next art show on but it's kinda fizzled. There's been too much going on, too much of a mess to clean up from the fragments left by the sudden shift in life.  As I stated before, I paint very intuitively and recently, I've been struggling to reach that place because of the constructs of what I had envisioned for the next show, which wasn't intuitive: it was planned.  It was based on something very specific and I've not been able to pull all the pieces together. I tried to lay out the visuals I had and play with my compositions and it wasn't working and I don't feel the desire to figure it out in a rush to meet a self created deadline. This all has to be created in a proper state of mind or it won't be good enough and we all know what that feels like.

Instead I've shifted perspectives and gone back to some of what inspired me in the past.  I sifted through a small percentage of my past photography and realized I have a lot of beautiful paintings to be created from them.  I've known that for a while but never truly looked at them long enough to envision them out of what they were, which was photographs. I think it's a way to review and recreate what was never given the chance to be shown and make it into something new.  This idea allows more freedom in the flow of Being and I have felt much better about painting since. While it's the original idea I had when beginning erotic photography - to paint my photos - I pulled away from art in lieu of the lens.  It's kinda full circle to have that photographic imagery inspire the art I now want to create.  I'm interested to see how it will present itself as a full body of work.  I still plan a show in December.

I recently completed two paintings that have been waiting patiently for me to finish.  One I'm showcasing today: "Her Monarchy". This is different than my norm, I think.  I was pulled towards that difference, or maybe I got tired of the open leg concept.  I put it aside early this year and struggled to finish this piece but the butterflies were bright and cheerful and so I focused on that to get me through the bushes so to speak.  I'm happy with it. 

It's been very satisfying to return to regular painting time.  It's a healing and nurturing process, so let me get back to it. :)

Enjoy the new art.  

"Her Monarchy", acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20".  


"Back it Up" Show Pics & Thanks


Ok everyone, kiss my sneak peek show goodbye! "Back It Up" is backing it out towards Las Vegas to hang as part of the full ArtPorn collection of 20 paintings at the Erotic Heritage Museum Aug 5-Sept 30


A HUGE thank you to all the brave & open minded & curious souls in Savannah who visited my sneak peek show before it goes to Las Vegas next month. I loved meeting everyone and this show's quality outbeat the last show's quantity and silly controversy. This show gave me what I sought: intelligent and engaging conversations about human sexuality, not bullshit about size and shame, like my first 2015 show did (read here, nsfw).

I met some amazing people I hope to know better. Overall the concensus was that the art was "wonderful", "brave" and "much more explicit than expected". Ah, of course: it's porn in art form... but does it then become "erotica"?

Click here to view more show photos (nsfw), testimonials and some small sneak peeks at the paintings until I post the high quality images in August.

Kisses, Tatiana von Tauber

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NEW ART: "Embrace"

Click to view larger, "Embrace", oil on canvas, 20x24x1.5 inches

Having not painted in oils for many years and being a bit uncomfortable with the medium, I'm pretty excited with how this new painting came out.  If I painted her in acrylics I'd not be able to get the details that make this painting pop.  The hand was especially appealing to paint!  

There's a lot going on with her hair and face, its shadows and angles, yet there's a simplicity in her bosom, led upwards by the position of her hand, pointing to her face where your eye goes before moving down again from the "chaos" into the "calm".  I really like the flow and the painting itself has an interesting sex appeal that I can't quite describe but can feel.  I titled this one "Embrace".  

Being she's an oil painting, pardon the pun, but she's still wet. Ha! Sorry. :) I just finished her a week ago...

I typically don't use oils as a medium but recently I've had a lot of mentions from others to try to appreciate oils, so I'm working on it, keeping open. This is my first attempt in many years to play with oils and after I've almost perfected my acrylics style, I'm mixed on the oil medium just because my process of painting with it is much slower and detail oriented but I do love the blending capabilities which of course, push my skills to higher levels and that's what I'm seeking. This was a cautious painting because it felt so foreign in its process to create but I enjoyed the different pace, the challenges acrylics don't offer and seeing what I could do with that extra blending and detail capability, which I'm very happy with. I'm off to finish the next painting.  Hope you enjoy this one.  If so, click the like button! :)

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