Creating with her non-dominant hand has helped Tamara to let go, to loosen up in her work and that means being less critical as well. It’s freeing! It’s fun!Read More
I'm really loving working with both watercolor/gouache and collage. The collage element adds another level of interest and depth to the piece. I've also been working on a short story to accompany it so hopefully that will be ready when the painting is. Stay tuned!
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Kathy Crabbe is an internationally recognized artist and Creative Soul Guide who explores universal and timeless themes such as spirituality, healing, humor and love through her work.
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Presence is unusual in that it's strictly acrylic on canvas, no pastel or charcoal was used. Presence is part of the Journey Into Intimacy Series; an abstract, expressionistic series of mixed media paintings exploring intimacy using symbolic forms found in nature. I posted this painting on Facebook and received these comments:
Love this, like a dream catcher with a pool of tears, vulnerable, pouring out. Are we under the sea again? Oyster. Pearl.
Recently, a painter friend asked me, "What were you thinking as you painted?" and I found myself waxing eloquent, which surprised me because it was the act itself of speaking aloud which helped me understand the 'why'.
To me, Presence depicts a mystical, other-worldly landscape with an ethereal glowing 'presence' or circular object which could represent the moon or the sun. Forcing myself to keep it simple and uncluttered I filled the negative space with a misty blend of creamy whites, smokey greys and aqua.
More paintings from this series can be viewed here.