This is a 48" x 36" mixed media work on canvas. I used acrylic and tech inks, acrylic, watercolor, and collage. I started with a calligraphic drawing of the horse and then applied inks and acrylics and texture over the entire canvas. In the last stage, collage pieces were adhered to the support.
I've made some refinements to the previously posted "We Know Each Other", which was a work in progress. I've further defined the face of the horse, added warmth to the background beige color and added a few pieces of collage to this work. Finis!
I've been moving into color in my horse/figurative collage work. Here, I used inks, liquid acrylics, gesso, watercolor, and collage to create a very colorful horse mixed media piece. I am also creating quite a bit of texture in these new works.
"Ponder" is a 40" x 30" mixed media piece on canvas. I used inks, watercolors, acrylics, and various textural materials to create this work. This is part of a new series of work wherein I am bringing in color and texture to the horse/figurative collage and mixed media work.
I always wanted to be an artist. I love the materials of art: the firmness of a hog bristle brush, the creamy thickness of oil paint, the texture of bark paper, the smell of plaster. I love stepping into the mystery of creation; not knowing what is going to happen and being astonished by the image that emerges. I'm drawn to exploring the reaches of the
imagination and the orphaned off parts of the self. I like to see what bubbles up from the unconscious mind.