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Orchid Drawing

By Tina Christophillis

May 05th 2014

Sketchbook

Drawing of an orchid, capturing a moment in time, sweet moments.

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Painters Painting

By Tina Christophillis

Nov 03rd 2013

Sketchbook Inspiration

I just finished watching the film "Painters Painting" about the New York School Abstract Expressionist artists.   Immediately following the film I began to work on mixed media projects in my sketchbook.  I am thinking about what these artists have done for contemporary art and how they are influencing me now.  It's about freedom, making your mark, saying what you've got to say, just "letting it rip".

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What is Inspiration?

By Tina Christophillis

Oct 14th 2013

Sketchbook Inspiration

"Inspiration exists but it has to find you working."  -Pablo Picasso

What is inspiration?

A lightning bulb flash.  A deep bit of inner truth.  An emotional expression.  Beauty.  Love. Tenderness. 

Does an artist feel all of this every time they are in the studio? 

I'd say that's not always the case.  It's not always sexy.  It's not always glamorous.  It's not always juicy. 

And I don't think any artist ever goes skipping to the studio first thing in the morning.  

I'd say it's good ol' fashioned hard work. 

That's what it is.  

Believing that inspiration will lead the way will only hold you back.  But I'll tell you that the inspiration comes.  It comes when you least expect it.  Like love, like all fine things.  It comes when you're ready.  It comes when you deserve it.

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A Wonderful Wild Hot Mess

By Tina Christophillis

Oct 06th 2013

Sketchbook Inspiration

There is nothing I love more than a wonderful wild hot mess.  I am getting into some mixed media creativity in my sketchbook.  The sketchbook is a place to explore, play, see what happens.  This is where ideas come from.  It's part of the process.  Working in a sketchbook is a great way to capture a moment and create seeds for future pieces.  I am having fun with this assortment of materials.

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Hi I'm Fotini 

Welcome to my blog!

I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina.  Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.  

Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering.  Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.