Colors and Intuition. Color brings me joy.
My mission is to share small moments of Joy through pieces of art.
I want to create art that makes you smile.
Art time is a quiet zen time.
My training in art has not been very formal - various post-bachelor courses, a few correspondence courses, and lots of practicing and self-directed exploration with color and visual effects. My spark for pursuing drawing began when an old box of wooden watercolor pencils was shared with me about 25 years ago. I simply found the colors enticing and wanted to see their unusual juxtaposition. Curiosity played a big role in my pursuit. I used the colors I liked together placing one color blotch next to another in the shapes that felt right to draw. It can be called an intuitive approach (although I didn't know it at the time). To my surprise, from these patterns of small shapes, an image would emerge as I drew them and I would continue down a path not knowing exactly when randomness gave way to intent. As I have evolved in my practice, I am learning new techniques and new media. All very exciting.
To see other works go check out my Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TribeccaArtCreations
I enjoy working with watercolor pencils, simple graphite pencils, oil pastels (using solvents to blend different colors) but continue to try new things. Recently I have begun exploring working with inks, building collages, and photography. I use paint pens blended with watercolors, Indian ink with graphite. I use brushes, sponges, and paper towels to get the right soft blending of oil pastels. I haven't been formally trained as an artist, so I sometimes use a medium in a bit differently than intended. My more intuitive and colorful drawings, I rotate the paper depending on the shape and angle of the new section I am adding. This enables me to see the different images that 'come up'.
Zebra or Eskimo ?