Kandos Painters group had an exhibition over the centenary of Kandos weekend in October. I sold a painting on opening night. My first real attempt at abstract art which is my current fascination. Entitled “Desert Skins”, it has several different textural media in the background, which reminded me of snake skins, sand, bark, etcetera. One of the members who also sold a painting on opening night, said later, “Now we are real artists!” Other paintings I entered in the show were these: I am back painting again after a stressful time with my mother’s and my health issues. Feels good!
I joined an online acrylic painting course, as I needed some guidance in using different brushes, and strokes.
Karen Ilari, the artist tutor is very easy to follow and to listen to on the videos.
This is the reference photo we were given, and as Karen painted, she explained how she did what she did, and why.
I spent the week painting it on 300gsm rough finish water colour paper, and am pleased with the result.