Picture heavy post

I am very experimental with my art as far as mark making goes. I do try with colour when I can. I am retaking a look at the colour wheel and using it to my advantage because it’s incredibly fun and you can enhance your pictures ten-fold.

I need bigger canvases.
More to this later…
Playing with principles of design.
Mark making again.

The creative process is difficult to explain but it begins with loosening up. That much I know. You really have to have built up a tough skin in order to deal with all the bad art you initially make. It’s a hard thing to go through and you repeatedly go through it Every. Time. You start. I didn’t realize this when I was younger and I avoided art a lot because I didn’t want to think I made bad art.

I figure a lot of people think the warm-up IS their art and try and sell it which explains why there is so much bad art in the world.


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.