Who would think that I could abandon portraits and my beloved vintage people and creatures for abstract painting! One moment (last week)I am drawing the world around me with my sketchbook and the next I am breaking loose with paints!
This painting is huge..and currently hanging over our bed !
I had so much fun I decided to work on some smaller paintings
12 x12" square in dimension ..Punchy bright colors beckoned me here ..There is nothing like jumping right out of your comfort zone..and creating something liberating!
I am quite excited about this artistic detour ..For now it is offering another form of creative expression and I am loving it! take a peek...
I have been spending my indoor time sketching, pondering new directions and trying to open my mind to new techniques and approaches with my art ..I have been playing with collage and paint and mixed media for over 14 years now -with my early works relying strictly on cut and paste and construction.(assemblage). My sketchbook /journals led me to where | am today ..Now its time to examine new types of markmaking and forms..
I am trying to work with muted colors and a sketchier feel ..
a few sketches from my sketchbook..
A painting I have been working on to commemorate Womens Day
I am still hoping to integrate drawing and collage so stay posted ...