Subject Tags: abstract
Size: 30"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
As I'm sure anyone who has ever painted a picture will know that sometimes a painting works out and sometimes it doesn't. Many artists reuse canvases and it just goes to show that not every work, well, works out. I've been committed to experimenting with new techniques and materials this year. Palette knives were something that always terrified me yet I've braved my fear and began to use them.
I love seeing drips in other peoples art. There's something about allowing paint and gravity absolute freedom that is so inspiring. Today I built up the courage to actually try it myself. I didn't have any fresh canvases so I used one that I wasn't completely happy with and now i'm very happy with it.
I think it looks like water spouts. Twisters that form over water and consist of water and wind.
Laura graduated from the Ontario College of art and design with a bachelors in fine arts and a specialty in printmaking. Originally from Canada, Laura has been in the United States since marrying a U.S. Marine in 2010. Her work tends to use colour and depth to portray mood and movement. She loves experimenting with paint and is currently fascinated with painting on wood panels. Recently recovered from a broken wrist, she has had to adapt to the new ways her hand can move and work. It challenged her to try new tools and techniques and led to a flurry of inspiration and some truly enjoyable artworks. She has more work on her website laurajoart.com