Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Painting Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I received this comment on my site...

You're really talented Sasha. Where do you get your inspirations to draw the paintings that u draw? And do u do a sketch of the painting first or do u have it all in your mind and your hand just does the miracle on the canvas just like that? :) Hope to hear the stories of your talent in one of your entries soon!

I'm flattered by the compliments and interest in the process of how I do my paintings, so as requested, I will try and explain how I do it...

I have been drawing, colouring and painting for as long as I can remember. Like many other children, I always received colouring books and pencils as birthday presents, and my mother always encouraged me to use them... I suppose it's a good way to keep children occupied so mother's can do other things!

When I was in school, I did art as well for SPM....

While I was studying in Australia, I would paint every now and then, just to do something different....dancing, acting, singing, doing massive research for assignments 95% of the time is exhausting! another thing I enjoy doing is refurbishing thrown out furniture (let's leave that for another time...)

So where do I get my inspirations from?

Everywhere really....

I once saw a glass bottle in the shape of a woman's body in a shop in Australia. I loved it so much that I bought a few, then thought it would be nice to paint them, so went to art shop and learnt how to use glass paint from the salesgirl and painted these glass bottles with dresses...

Then I did a few paintings focusing on just the woman's torso...

Other times I may see a tube of paint in a beautiful colour, and love it so much that I just buy it and do a painting cause I love the colour of that paint.


While I was shooting Explorace last year, I carried around with me a small book and would just draw in it anything that I felt like.. usually inspired by something I saw..

All my 'goddess' paintings are inspired by long, thick, luscious mermaid like hair. So I just started experimenting with the form of long wavy hair and somehow these images appeared...







Sometimes I have no idea what I want to paint, but just feel like painting. So i get out a canvas, pick a few paint colours that look good together and go for it...

So there is no real set pattern to me producing my work... but it's all definitely inspired by something I've seen at some point...




I don't consider myself much of an artist. I just enjoy doing it and amazingly, people seem to respond well to them. I think it's cause my paintings never look like I'm trying to hard... cause I'm not.. I'm just doing....

By the way, the paintings I did for KDU ROAR are still available at only RM 395 each.









If your interested, please contact Melissa Chen on 012 347 0389. Good opportunity to get one if you like my paintings!

I hope this little post has been insightful for you...

Thanks again for the support and interest.

1 comment:

Alia said...

Thanks Sasha! :) Love the b&w mermaid painting. Hope to see more paintings soon!