I started this series spending a full day sketching, and I ended up with a page full of loose drawings. So, I put them down for a day, and came back to it the next morning to chose which concepts felt right to me.
Then, I turned to my blank canvas and some tape, blocking off my first area and then choosing a color to start with. For this series, I worked outside of my traditional color palette, so I spent a lot of time mixing colors. But I didn’t find it to be daunting or difficult at all - it was really fun!
I work with acrylic house paint, and sometimes a textured medium to play with depth of the artwork. As I work, I sometimes evolve the colors and shapes, and really enjoy playing with the composition until it feels right. When I know, I just know. So much of my artistic process is intuitive.
When I work, my only visitors are my Husky, Thornton, and my fiancé. I typically work between 10 AM and 3 PM as the light is always best in my home studio at that time.
When I look at a piece and can't think of anything else I want to edit or add, that’s when I know it’s done. I get a little jolt of energy looking at it, like I just got something huge off my chest. Light + airy. The entire process took about 2 weeks. Giving myself space and time to work on art really allows me to connect with my pieces even more.