“I simply do not distinguish between work and play.” -Mary Oliver
These paintings are part of the New York City pieces I created for my online workshop Bliss – Mixed Media On Location.
I was inspired to blend and merge acrylic and india inks the way I did with watercolors as a child.
This led me to adding layers of lokta papers, acrylics and washi tape. I was having so much fun creating with so much color and pattern.
Then when I was ready to add my characters, I didn’t want to lose all of that beauty underneath. So I decided to give them my Snooter-style, see-through noses.
I saw these graceful, long necks in the paint and layers next. And from there, each of these paintings evolved.
I love how each one has her own personality, but the technique and rhythm remained consistent, so, together, they create a triptych.
Painting these three reminded me to have fun with whatever it is I create. In playing like I did as a child, I always uncover so many new discoveries about myself and my artwork.
And it inevitably leads me to bliss.