I am coming to the realization that I prefer to do abstracts more than realistic painting. I love the freedom of abstracts gives. I love how a painting will intuitively lead me. For instance in this painting, my intention from the get go was to painting something with to do with "Edges" and that is NOT how it turned out! In fact, the numbers you see on the side represent the alphabet spelling out "edges"! A ladder form appeared and I went with it. I am really happy with how it turned out!
Lately, I've been busy teaching an art journaling class to highly at risk teenagers! It is the same school that Steve teaches at. My excuse for not doing much artwork lately is coming up with engaging lesson plans. It has been a very humbling experience learning about the kids my husband teaches every day. Their rough start to life is hard to comprehend let alone give them hope for a better future. My hope is they learned more about expressing themselves in healthy, artistic ways.
I hope to be more focused these next coming months on painting more! Stay tuned!