I was able to get in some art time this morning and do some doodles. Some turned out and some not so much. I like the short sessions because I don’t burn out or start over-thinking things.

I went over colour theory as well and got some good ideas. Colour isn’t the be all end all, but it’s just after drawing that is among THE most important tools to learn. Drawing is so incredibly fundamental, it improves every aspect of your art.

I like the deliberate lines almost over the improvised ones though sometimes the improve wins.
Tried a new technique. I like the texture it created. I have plans for this.
Looks like a zodiac sign. Ugh.
Stationary is great for geometrical art.

By Afonso Abstract Art

Hello, my name is Kristina. I always knew I was a creative-type person but I just didn’t have a name for it in grade two. I grew up working in my dad's art gallery. After high school, I pursued art at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC; and from there, went onto obtain a bachelor of design with honours at the University of Alberta.

Kandinsky said, “it is evident therefore, that colour harmony must rest only on a corresponding vibration of the human soul.”

I make minimalist, gestural, abstract art. I aim for integrity; the only idea I follow is to be true and honest to my art. I hope that viewers feel a sense of freedom and austerity.

Typically, the material inspires me, followed closely by a compulsion to draw, which ends up leading me. Usually, I do not have a specific idea in mind. I do everything spontaneously, but not always, I have my considered portions. It’s never the same though. It’s unpredictable.

I love to work with oils and pencil. Watercolour is not far behind. Willow bark and conte are also in the top five.