Purchased new supplies

Went to Colours downtown on the weekend and bought some paint thinner (not turpentine). They had some paint tubes on sale, so I bought those too. I got a few good ones, good colours that is. I also got a couple of paint brushes for oil.

I went to the studio this weekend and had a good few hours there. It wasn’t a super successful session (IMO) but sometimes it is like that. However, they say that as long as you are playing around and making a mess or whatever, that it is good. You should be doing that. However, I expect every painting session to be super productive. It was productive, but again, it is hard to convince me of that.

Here are just a few bits of what I did.

Full picture of abstract painting by afonsoabstractart
Detail of abstract painting by afonsoabstractart
Detail of abstract art by afonsoabstractart
Close up
Third picture of detail abstract painting by afonsoabstractart
Close up
Whole picture done by afonsoabstractart  with oil and oil pastel and willow bark
Complementary colours. Blue and yellow it’s supposed to be but sometimes the blue is more purple looking. It’s actually cyan that is blue.
Abstract art close up by afonsoabstractart   Purple and yellow complementary colours  blue and yellow
Close up. The yellow isn’t quite that bright. Which is something that bothers me.
Close up of afonsoabstractart’s abstract painting
Final close up of abstract painting by afonsoabstractart
3rd close up. You know, anyone one of these on their own could almost stand on their own separately.
Afonsoabstractart abstract painting with blue and red
I think I like this one best. Which one do you think?
Oil painting by afonsoabstractart  with oil
Final decision painting by afonsoabstractart  which one do you like best?
Not quite done yet. Needs more red.
I’d say it’s done ✅

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.