This past month I have said a fond farwell to 4 paintings. "Cranberry Harvest", from my spontaneous liquid acrylic series, has traveled all the way to the UK for its new home. "Tangerine Sunrise", one of my abstracts, will be arriving very soon in Alberta. The last 2, "Melody II" and "Organic Letter", which are geletine monoprints, will be hanging shortly in Washington State. I will miss each of them but am so thrilled that they have found fine homes with new collectors.
Bringing nature to your work means using nature IN your work when you are gel printing. In my gel monoprints I begin by "gathering" not just my thoughts but element from nature that I will use that day in my work. These elemenst can be used to resist the ink or apply the ink. All the time considering each layer and how it will embellish the layer before.
I love to experiment with various media and imagery, mostly in an creative abstract fashion with bold forms, patterns and colour, painting whatever inspires me at the moment. I incorporate fabric, beads, buttons, found objects, wire and many objects from nature into mostly acrylic paintings. I paint until I believe I am completely finished, then I step back, return to the canvas and paint some more. Using elements that lend the correct colour and texture to my non-objected abstract pieces, I get results that excite my eye and make me feel good. After a few days I make up my mind if the work should be signed or turned to the left and worked some more. When enough is enough, I sign it and hang it.
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