One thing I have become aware of is, over the past couple of years, I have moved from large paintings to smaller ones....and I'm wanting to grab a HUGE canvas and really loosen up, with big brushes, large, loose arm movement....so don't be surprised to see a very large painting in the not-too-distant future.
And here's a slightly different subject: had lunch with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago and she introduced me to the wonderful world of Zentangles®. Here is the definition of Zentangles, along with a link to their site: "The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com."
After sharing her beautiful Zentangle-inspired art with me, my friend gifted me with a lovely sketchbook, a couple of gel pens, and several pieces of paper--and I am now in love, and addicted to, the art of Zentangle. Here are a few I created over the past week.They are more Zentangle inspired than official Zentangles, but I am loving this technique. It's a great way to warm up before tackling a commissioned painting or just to loosen up and get centered.
So...if you are so inclined, visit the Zentangle site and have fun! And off I go now to paint...and play.