Below are photos of Ellie and I working on art for a show at the B Gallery in the Spring of 2009. Jodi Vander Woude from B Gallery is the photographer. These photos give you a glimpse at how we start our paintings. As you can see in the last photo of the completed paintings, how much layering we go through to complete a piece of artwork. I love to see the transformations of the paintings when I work on them. The journey to obtain a "finished" painting can be challenging at times but it's definitely rewarding to see it all fall into place in the end. Enjoy!
Welcome to my art blog. I am a graphic designer with a background in Painting. I particularly love to paint abstract paintings. I use a variety of mediums, which includes alkyd oils, oil sticks, enamels and spray paint. For me, painting is about the experience and the process of applying different mediums to the canvas. I rarely use a paintbrush. I enjoy using palette knives and scrapers of all sizes, objects that one may not typically use to paint with. I also mix the paint right on the canvas as well. I am not afraid to experiment. When I start a painting, I do not know what direction it will go in or how it will end up. I typically let the medium direct me. I love to layer the various mediums on top of each other to create a sense of depth. Some of the mediums I choose to use are hard to control, which allows me to be freer with my art. I love the organic lines or shapes I can get with the enamel when I pour it straight from the can onto the canvas. Color and texture are a big part of my artwork and helps me create a visual playground for the viewer to get lost in.
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