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 ...
What a funky and absolutely wonderful space to hang my show! This exceptionally marvellous space is welcoming and warm with such a creative flow. It's been great to have my Toronto friends drop by and take in my more recent offerings of paintings even if I have been observing from afar! A few sales so far have also been affirming and always good news for this artist.. :-)
I hope to get down last day of show..August 28 for a couple of hours to be present if any one in town would like to stop by and say hello (More details to come) Please let me know if you would like to stop by and have a chat!
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