Silk Painting, 28 in. x 30 in., Framed
Encaustic, 8x8 in.
Silk Painting, 30 in. x 30 in., Framed
Encaustic, 8 x 8 in.
Color Makes a Statement
Color is one of my visual languages. With my botanicals, I am interested in capturing the drama of colors in flowers and leaves so that they leap off the painting, like a visual feast. The thrill of creating something unexpected with color is an elixir to me with reds and fuchsia my favorites.
When I am creating an abstract, I start by thinking about color, and then a story begins to grow in my mind. As colors begin to play in my mind, I may journal about feelings that are arising. Usually a symbol will also pop up, one loaded with meaning related to the story. All of this has to happen before I put the first brush stroke on the silk or wood. Sometimes I step outside of my color comfort zone, just to push me into a new direction.
My process is extremely interactive. I love to let the painting, whether silk and dye or encaustic, create then lead me.