Every so often I like to change things up and create abstract art. I like the freedom and exploration of the process. The past few weeks I have been working on two mixed media paintings simultaneously. Working on these paintings felt like a tug of war, a love hate relationship, a labor of love with lots of juicy layers.
Life in abstract: Acrylic paint, graphite, varnish on handmade wood frame.
Strange lands: Acrylic paint, graphite, varnish on handmade wood frame
Painting the imagination one day at a time. Continuing with the 100 artworks challenge, this is 49/100
Mixed media. Acrylic, nail polish, marker, cut paper on wood frame.
The process of cleaning and organizing my art space helped to unearth inspiration from previously created drawings. The dust cleared and the wheels began to turn, and the urge to work on multiple projects began. My creative blocks tumbled and crumbled in an instant…. I envision more cleaning in my future!
Reused material and art: Cardboard cover of book, pen sketch, puffed paint, clear matte medium and a bit of dust!
Days shift to nights
we try to hide
we blanket our fears
we are exposed
we begin to see clearly
From my sketchbook: Pencil and pen sketch on toned paper
I try to uphold to a morning routine by carving out time for myself before the hectic throws of the day. My commitment to writing three long hand pages (morning pages) began many years ago when I read the book, The Artist Way, by Julia Cameron. The routine of writing everyday clears the mind, relieves stress and allows you to tap into your well of creativity on a regular basis. My writing this morning inspired this doodle.
My sketch book, pencil, pen on paper.
When the artwork was created, I let the brush and paint guide me. The pattern and color took shape on the canvas and I intuitively let the image come forth. As I viewed the painting today for the first time in months, I understand the message. Today the image spoke to me.
Step out of the shadows, be light, take flight. You never know what you can achieve until you try!
Detail, Acrylic on canvas.
“Let’s take a walk and scream. Then all will be well.”
Mixed media, various decorative paper, watercolor, marker, acrylic on wood
100 artworks challenge
Playing catch up on my 100 artworks challenge
Mixed media on canvas, decorative paper, watercolor, and marker
Mixed media on wood, paper marker and watercolor
Mixed media, decorative cut paper, shape, watercolor sketch on wood plaque
Paper, marker, paper flowers on mini canvas board