AND LOVING IT! With this whole crazy virus thing going on its been a great opportunity to spend time just playing around in the studio. I have always wanted to explore abstraction more deeply. It seems like everytime I visit a gallery or an exhibit that is the art I am drawn to. So this has been a great time to try using acrylics as my primary medium rather than as an underpainting for my traditional landscape work in pastel.
I was initially drawn to pastels because of the tactile feel of a pastel stick in my hand and the variety of marks I could make with it. So it's only natural that I start off with an emphasis on mark making as I begin to work with acrylics. I'm using brayers, sticks, bowl scrapers, BBQ skewers along with pencils, ink and graphite. I've also am playing around with some stencils and lettering, just because.
Right now I'm getting familiar with the medium and working on color schemes. No pressure, just fun!
Some of my mark making tools. No telling what's in the kitchen drawer I could use!