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From November 2019 to March 2020, I created one hundred and twenty, 6” x 6” Cold Wax and Oil paintings, including mixed media on sheets of Arches Oil Paper. 

Each painting started with a line using Art Graf. I then either added home made paper, stencil, charcoal, and other mixed media, combined with Oil and Cold wax medium.

My initial intention was to become familiar with abstract design and mark making. Each sheet was a theme of color.  Sometimes, I kept in sync with my original intention and sometimes, I surpisingly veered off.  But all times, I found something new about myself.

I love working on Arches oil paper.  It doesn’t need to be gessoed.  Paint and medium can be directly applied to the paper without concern.  It also allows for such wonderful marks and texture and shows off the oil paint beautifully.

Painting from the inside out causes you to repeat things that have meaning for you.  I started to recognize patterns and marks that are my own.

I decided to pull my favorites from the one hundred and twenty studies and further the series by increasing the size.  I am able to increase the 6” x 6” to 36” x 36” using a roll large roll of Arches Oil Paper.  I  have so many ideas and content, I can’t wait to get started.  More on this next week.

Wish me luck!

PS I have posted some of the smaller paintings and they are also available in my portfolio if you are interested