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Time to get real

I really need to sit down and put in some serious art time. Between that and work, it’s not going to be too overly difficult, so that is good.

Doodles this morning.

I am inspired by Cy Twombly, Thai Mainhard, this other girl on Facebook and maybe one other person right now.

Their style seems to be all the rage, but I need to go in another direction. Perhaps I will follow some of their lead as one should, (and then make it my own).

I saw a guy on Facebook doing similar work as mine and he has the same idea. Mine is slightly different, so that is great!!

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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.