For most of my life, I have differentiated myself with humor and hard work. I had no idea how important art would become to my life until I retired. I merged my computer experience and art to obtain a graphic design certificate.
I moved on to a ‘pour paint’ technique because I love texture. Pour painting doesn’t use the same tools as traditional painting to create art. Often fluid paints are poured directly onto the chosen substrate and then manipulated by tilting or pushing the paint.
After learning all I could, I decided to return to my first love, digital art. However, I do collages with pictures of paint, fragments of paper, and other pics.
Creating art from an emotional place can be a good thing, but the downside of working without a plan is that I sometimes wind up with too much intensity in my work. I tone down some areas to make places for the eye to rest. I am learning that my art is a process and what I create may not be perfect. I try to accept this and continue to put my work out anyway, knowing that some people will not understand it. Some see what I see, and that is enough. This feeds my passion to do more.