In my studio again...
I have been on a journey of exploration this year. I have always been a classic oil painter. My style has ranged from realism to impressionism with a lot of landscape and still life work. I have also worked in water color. I have been in a funk with my creativity for a long time, feeling unsatisfied with my work. I have gone months at a time without creating anything. Early in the spring of 2020, I decided to try my hand at something new. Acrylics and and abstracts.
This past year has been an exploration of materials and styles.
I am working to have fun, to paint looser and more freely, painting by intuition with a minimal vision of a final product. It has been a really challenging transition for me and I am working to hone my skill and my style to create quality art. I have been using acrylic, charcoal, oil pastel, and pencil, working primarily on paper.
I took Louise Fletcher's free workshop, Find Your Joy, in mid-June of 2020. After that course I created the work above and left.
Over the winter I have continued to practice and explore, creating the works below in recent weeks (acrylic, charcoal, and oil pastel on paper.
During the week of February 15, I will be super busy participating in three workshops, Art 2 Life with Nicholas Wilton, Learning to See workshop from 8paint Infinite Arts (with Art of Gabriel), and Share the Work with Emily Jeffords. I feel I still have a long road ahead, but am enjoying the process of learning and self-discovery along the way!