Abstracting

I feel myself moving into a kind of happy limbo between water color painting and mixed media. Also between painting what I see, and abstracting it. It’s an interesting place to be. I like the limbo. I love to paint flowers, landscapes, aspects of the natural world around them. But I am not that interested in making sure they are close to real. I want to convey the feeling and joy I have at experiencing the colors and shapes. So I’m enjoying being a little more messy and raw, but hope the emotion is starting to come through. I’m not one to hold back, and in this sense – I’m just rolling with it.

I have been enjoying using, in addition to watercolors – colored pencils (both water based and wax based), oil pastels, inks and some turpentine to smear the oil/wax based medium. Having fun.

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