April 5th, 2017 'Tough Love' Series

This year I have moved into a new direction with my art. I really wanted to explore abstract art. I had been invited to Felton where this Artist conducts zen painting. He invited me to what he called 'blind painting'. I really enjoyed the experience and had a lot of fun. I was playing and wanted to explore that more. Since then I have created two abstract series.

The first one titled 'Water Movement' and the second titled 'Tough Love'. In the water movement series, I worked with a lot of blues, turquoise and some greens. I focused on movement, brush strokes with my Hake brushes and the balance of positive and negative space. These paintings are mixed media, and would be worked on in layers. Once the painting was done, I would come back in with graphite, and pastels.

The second series, Tough Love, had me focus on love, loss and nostalgic memories of past romances gone wrong. The reason this topic was picked, was because a group exhibit picked this topic that I was participating. When I got to work to create a piece, I had lots of paper laid out. I had so much emotions to put on these pages, that a series evolved. This series was very interesting to me because it was intuitive to my emotions reflecting on the start of a romance, of being hurt, of longing and of loss. In this series, you can see that some are happy and sweet and some have romantic colors, and some are dark.

I have been an artist my entire life with art and with music. In art, this is the first time I really feel like I am coming into my own. I know I will always evolve, and get bored and change directions, but it is nice to finally step back and just enjoy where I am and reflect on how far I have come. Continuing to show up really does have its rewards.

Thank you for reading this and supporting me, because encouragement helps people keep going in moments of doubt. 

Sara

 'Rushing In' - 'Water Movement Series'

'Rushing In' - 'Water Movement Series'

 'Magical Night'- 'Tough Love Series'

'Magical Night'- 'Tough Love Series'