Learning a lot about painting

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It's been such a rich vocation and avocation, being an artist. From selling paintings to gifting friends, decorating and abusing my walls to teaching art, turning my back on art and taking it back up up...it's apparent that I'm obsessed. And I've finally realized that I need to go back to school. I want to turn my back on painting what will please and turn toward painting what has inspired me. 

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I want to work on art which incorporates poetry and communicates love and joy. I hope you enjoy seeing ways that I've been experimenting with texture and line in order to tell stories or create a mood.

Hopefully I'll post the sometimes unfinished work which is on my easel or lap, and show you how the experiments are coming along. Below you can see something I'm working on which features a base painting of acrylic inks and mediums slathered and dripped on top of an old painting. I'm in the process now of drawing on it with Montana and Liquitex acrylic paint pens. I'm CRAZY about these pens!  

It’s a blast doodling and smudging on the surface of a painting with paint pens and markers.  

It’s a blast doodling and smudging on the surface of a painting with paint pens and markers.

 

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Thanks for checking in, and let me know what you've been working on!

You can see some clearance paintings for sale on ebay here; and check here to see my Etsy sketchroom site, with digital downloads of painted photographs, sketches and more to come. Incidentally, my youtube art videos are here.