I’ve dabbled in Watercolour but have settled on Acrylics. There are plenty of ways to use this medium, and I’m sure I’ve just scratched the surface – gels, fluids, molding paste, fibre paste all add to my experience. And that’s what it’s all about for me – sounds kind of selfish but in the end, why not spend any free time doing what you want. The unvarnished truth.
As far as my style, I try to concentrate on Design & Value (Big, Small, Light, Dark, Differences) and finally Colour although looking at my work, you might think Colour was the first consideration. With Colour, I think about saturation and temperature - but Value trumps everything.
Thought process? Well, yes …. there is some of that … but it’s more of an “ear worm” from a song or a good turn of phrase from a book or food. What can I say, croissants make me happy.
So here I am, loving the chance to paint – not when I can squeeze it in, but dedicated time. My goal is to be in my studio 9-5 Monday to Friday. Luckily, I can turn on a dime – go for a walk or stop for coffee.
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FCA ARTISTS' CHOICE EXHIBITION
February 8-21, 2021
Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright St., Vancouver, BC
FCA Active Members Exhibition – First Place
FCA Spotlight Exhibition
FCA Emerging Exhibition
FCA Fine Art Show – Nanaimo
FCA Shape & Form Exhibition
FCA Scene From Western Canada Exhibition
FCA Vancouver Salon Exhibition Honourable Mention
FCA AIMAE International Exhibition
FCA Muse Exhibition
FCA Bloom Exhibition
FCA Canvas Unbound Exhibition
FCA Works on Paper Exhibition
FCA Wildlife Exhibition
FCA Shape & Form Exhibition – Second Place
FCA Active Member Exhibition
FCA Fine Arts Show – Nanaimo