One thing that acrylics are good for is painting over top of them. They give good texture because they dry so quickly—also one of my top reasons why I dislike them.

I am aiming to submit work into a show in an art gallery, preferably in the city, it’s just that I have this problem. But the day I do, I will post here so you will know.

I’m actually really stuck on this problem I have. Should I be framing the images, or should I just use the small canvases I bought, or should I just make paintings into prints? I don’t think you can submit prints to a gallery show though as a painter. It doesn’t matter to me really what mode I use to present them insomuch as I just need a mode

But it seriously stalls me. It is what is stalling me. My presentation. I have done decent stuff but on smaller pieces of paper that I do not have a frame for, nor intend to get framed. They’re weird sizes. I have to stop cutting my art paper into weird sizes.

If I could, I would submit the unframed photographed images as my pieces just to be juried because they are good as photos and prints. But would that not be weird to then not have the pictures in the show? I don’t even think you can do that. I wouldn’t want to.


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.