I am so so happy to introduce you to what makes what seems to me to be a 180° turn. Abstract. No Nixie. No Sprixie. Yes, you have read right.
See, I have been willing to go more abstract for the past year. Because it is something I love looking at from other artists. But me, doing it, was another story. I used to be one of these people thinking «How can a square with a dot in the middle sell for millions of dollars ?» but until you know the artist’s process, who are we to judge. Right ?
I hate wasting my supplies, so I usually use what I call «the end of my palette». When I have leftovers paint on my painting palette at the end of a session in the Studio, I will use it to start (or continue) a page in my Art Journal. But this time I decided «why not actually start a background on a wood panel instead, and see where it leads me», so I played around and loved it too much as it to actually wait for a Nixie or a Sprixie to appear.
As usual, they are meant to be touched, they all have a fantastic texture. And not only the colors tell a story, but each stroke as well.
There will be more to come during this month of July :)
I hope you’ll enjoy watching me create one of them:
«Colorful Chaos» is in the shop right here.
«Gentle» is in the shop right here.
«Hidden» is in the shop right here.
«Shine On» is in the shop right here.
«Underneath it all» is in the shop right here.
… and what you don’t necessarily see/know.
For those of you not in BC (which means the vast majority) you may not know that our teachers are fighting the Government, which resulted in an early class dismissal for all the kids in public schools. So Summer Break started two weeks early for my daughters this year. Luckily, the weather is not that bad and it means they spend most of their days playing outside with the neighbors. However, it completely change my routine (and I love my routine).
I will very soon release my newest series, called Colorful Chaos (you can already see them on my Facebook page). Listing and sharing art takes a lot of time and energy, or at least I know it does for me and this is why I am almost always dragging my feet to do it. Taking pictures, resizing them, uploading them, finding the right words to share the intention behind each painting… it is not what I prefer but I take a special care in this because this is what you guys see :)
My fibro has not been really nice with me, either, and standing to paint results in plenty of pain afterwards (during the painting session itself, everything is good and it is as if fibro is not ruining my body… but it recalls itself to me as soon as I stop). I had to limit my time in the Studio, which is hard when you have so many images asking to be unleashed…
I am also changing things in this virtual space, so it makes more sense and looks more like who I am at the moment. So expect to see shifts happen here and there.
But know there is things happening behind the scenes ;)
I hope Life is treating you well, what’s going on for you ?
Happy Monday !
I am finally sharing with you what I have been wanting to do for months (if not years now): a vlog.
It is not perfect, but I am not perfect. Yes I have an accent. Oh yes, I am a dork :p
I hope you’ll enjoy, and please don’t be shy and tell me what you’d like to see in the next edition, and if you have any question you’d like me to answer, leave a comment below to let me know.
Have fun !:
When I’ll finally dare making a video tour of my Teal Studio, you will see how much «old» paintings I have around. Waiting to be reworked.
This is how this painting started. I started by rolling some white acrylic paint over with my brayer, but leaving some of the color showing through here and there. It brings such a good feeling of freedom. Starting anew.
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about where I want to go. With my career as an artist. With my family life. With my body image. Which lead me to this realization: I can get there only by sticking to a CREATIVE DAILY PRACTICE. And with something that feels huge to me: SURRENDER.
This painting was totally me being in the flow and going with what was there, and making it work (any of you who tried to paint over this amazing Midnight color of Dylusions spray knows this is a biatch and so damn hard to do anything on top. Love it, still, but learning along the way. Thanks Samie Kira for the tip ;)).
She was in her boat, and her cloud was actually a wave when I began painting it, but then it became a cloud and then another one appeared, and another one. They are subtle and I like that.
You can't see, but the Moon is filled with nice silver fine glitter.
This Nixie is looking for a new loving home: go to my shop for more infos.