Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cold Wax

Great day painting in my Cold Wax class. Lots of fun and inspiration sharing ideas with other artists. Created an interesting piece.

Is anyone else painting with Cold Wax? Please share your ideasand experiences with this medium.

Friday, January 10, 2014

What inspires your art?

Over the past six months, I've been exploring a new genre--abstract mixed media. Working in mixed media has allowed me to discover the fun in art. It's like playing. I never know what will emerge from the canvas... I explore color, shape, texture...I try out all sorts of materials...the experience has freed my creative self and I feel myself growing as an artist, finding my own voice. My inspiration comes from exploration and discovery.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Welcome to my blog!

Hello Everyone,

I started this blog to connect with people who are interested in creating and discussing art. 

I am an artist who has worked in all types of media from oils to pen and ink to pastels...Previously, I did a lot of representational work. My favorite subject was animals, both domestic and wild.

Last summer I took a course in Mixed Media through Artists' Network University (ANU) taught by Lisa Cyr. She introduced me to a genre that excites and motivates me. Over the past six months, I have worked to hone my skills in mixed media and in the process, I have finally found my own style! My work now is predominantly abstract. I love exploring color and shape. I love creating abstract compositions. Mixed media has brought fun into my art; every time I go to my studio, I feel like I'm playing. I become completely engrossed in the experience of creating my art, and I thoroughly enjoy the experience!