A Place for Creativity & Creative People In CNY
As an abstract artist, I am always trying to find new and different ways to express myself on paper, canvas, etc. I was at my local art supply store replenishing my inventory when I came across a book called "acrylic REVOLUTION" by Nancy Reyner. I started flipping through, and thought, this looks fun!! I had an idea that will without a doubt would keep the creativity flowing plus be an interesting experiment. I am going to complete at least one piece per week following Reyner's 104 tips. For example, the first chapter is titled "You Can Paint on Anything". For the first nine weeks, I will try painting first on canvas, then on paper, followed by wood, patterned fabric, silk, metal, glass and finally objects. The following nine weeks will be spent experimenting with various objects to apply the paint in chapter two titled "You Can Paint With "Anything". Chapter three I will be playing with various surface treatments and grounds, four I will be working with spatial effects, five texture, six transfers, collage and mixed media, seven innovative stenciling and line work, in chapter eight I will enhance my skills at customizing my paint, nine will be spent with other mediums, and I will finish with chapter ten titled "Magical Effects and Finishing Sheens". After each piece is complete, I plan on blogging about my experience creating it and the finished product. What I hope to accomplish by this is to polish the skills I have and attain new ones. I am one of those people who beliEve that we should learn something new everyday and always view things with an open mind.