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April Art Fest

April is a busy month for me. The 1st April is the reception for the juried Unique By Nature Art Competition by the Arts and Music Guild of McKinney. Both my daughter and I have art entered. The same weekend sees some of my figure drawings alongside other local artists in The Figure exhibition at The Cove.  The Unique by Nature exhibition is viewable at the McKinney Performing Arts Center through to the 23rd April.

The 7th April is the start of a three day art festival in Downtown McKinney with the square and side streets closed off for a big three days “Arts in Bloom” event. I’m glad of the 10 by 10 area allocated to me because I have so much art to show that weekend. Hoping that Texas weather is kind to us.

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Swatches of colour

Abstract art isn’t just throwing paint at your canvas.

Well ok sometimes it literally is throwing paint at your canvas but usually I have some idea of where I’m starting although not necessarily where I’m finishing. Often I’ll plan the placement of colours and also experiment with different pallets by creating small swatches that I can work from. Often I love them as much as the larger art pieces that result.

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Inkspired

Everyone in my home is complaining that I have taken over every surface and every room (apart from my daughters’ bedrooms) with paint, and canvases and resin curing. I was donated a desk this weekend which gave me the chance to tidy up my art room and actually gave me a flat surface in there to work in so have decided to give fluid paint, large canvases and all the experimenting a break for a month and return to alcohol inks because I can work in a small space and create smaller pieces that allow us to eat at the dining table 😜 . I wonder how long it will take them all to miss me lol