by Karen Lynn Ingalls
What — you mean it's already 2024??? Just where have the last few years gone? They’ve REALLY flown by….
I hope you’ve had a happy and healthy holiday season (and it’s not over yet!). And I hope that this next year brings you plenty of creative joy, in whatever direction your art is taking you.
And you might think about just doing something for fun… for relaxation… for joy — especially if it’s stormy outside….
I’ve been creating abstract pieces lately — beginning with some demonstration pieces (that I then turn into demo videos) for my Acrylic Painting 101 class.
And then I got a commission to create a painting similar to a smaller demo piece that my clients happened to spot in my studio.
Three nice things about abstract painting (of course, there are more too):
The last one shown is its finished stage, incorporating acrylic texture medium (pumice), tissue paper, relief printing, and paper towels with lots of paint on them. 😊
Here’s a little closeup showing the texture medium, and paper towels, and a little hint of several of the spots where paper towels are incorporated, though it may be hard to detect.
Notice: those painty paper towels you use to wipe off your brushes make great potential collage elements.... You might want to think twice before throwing them away!
So… do you feel like giving yourself permission to try something different, just for the heck of it (and the fun of it)? It could be a refreshing way to begin the New Year!
Here's to a truly Happy, Healthy, Peaceful, and Creative New Year!
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Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am a working artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in northern California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes, workshops, and private lessons, live in Calistoga, and have my art studio in Santa Rosa, California.