I purchased my equipment that I needed for creating my teaching lessons. I hope to get started right away. The good thing about using Skillshare is that they have a ton of resources, complete with questions and answers.

Things I ordered.

In other news, I happily spent the morning doing art and I plan on doing it tomorrow or at the very least, Monday. I feel I am now making progress. Today I feel that. Tomorrow is another story. You’re only as good as your last painting.

In addition to that, I found some amazing videos on painting. It’s a series from PBS. It’s a little old but the content is a-mazing. It’s by this guy called Stefen Baumann. He teaches all about the basics of art, and I so need this because right now, I don’t have a mentor *cries*. Although he tells me some things about abstract art that I disagree with, mainly because he isn’t a fan of abstract, I therefore take him with a grain of salt. However, he does bring up some good points. There are many different interpretations of abstract, as with “art”. He does make a very good case in regards to parameters of what art really is.

I feel as though I could potentially add to this but it could potentially ruin it. (That’s the thing with getting better at art, you know that you can screw it up. When you are fresh, you don’t know. You haven’t made any major mistakes).
Complimentary colours.
Complimentary colours again.
A happy scribble.

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.