Tag Archives: #abstract

Life in abstract

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.

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Strange lands: Acrylic paint, graphite, varnish on handmade wood frame

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Living in an orange colored world

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.

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Blocks tumble

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!

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Reused material and art: Cardboard cover of book, pen sketch, puffed paint, clear matte medium and a bit of dust!

Transform

Days shift to nights

we try to hide

we blanket our fears

we are exposed

we wake

we begin to see clearly

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From my sketchbook:  Pencil and pen sketch on toned paper

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The page is my friend

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.

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Take flight

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!

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Monday morning doodle

“Let’s take a walk and scream. Then all will be well.”

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Mirage

Is it?

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Mixed media, various decorative paper, watercolor, marker, acrylic on wood

100 artworks challenge

Many missed days

Playing catch up on my 100 artworks challenge

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Mixed media on canvas, decorative paper, watercolor, and marker

 

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Mixed media on wood, paper marker and watercolor

 

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Mixed media, decorative cut paper, shape, watercolor sketch on wood plaque

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Paper, marker, paper flowers on mini canvas board

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Anything goes

The green button  Day 13  100 artworks challenge

Mixed Media, Decorative paper, 3-dimensional paint, watercolor paper on 9×9 wood plaque.

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