I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!
These are two of my favorite watercolors I've done in the past two weeks. I've tried other subjects but I seem to get the most satisfaction from painting flowers. My style is still evolving. I want to try different techniques and styles. And by that I mean more abstract or loosen up a bit. In the past I've tried to paint like other people, or have tried to be a realistic painter, but that's not me. I think my work is somewhere between realistic and folk art. I like it and to me that's all that matters.