Ideas and surplus work

I’ve been working on the weekends whenever I can with art. I feel a surge of ideas. I’ve not lots to show as of yet because they are 1. Oil paintings 2. They take forever to dry 3. I am doing layered work. Needing up to at least 12 layers per painting.

In others news, I submitted some work to be auctioned for a good cause. It’s for an animal shelter. I plan on submitting work for the auction in December too. I’m so happy to help out.

And to change the subject yet once again, my sister has hooked me up with a salon in Montreal. I just need to contact them and get some pictures ready. The unfortunate thing is I likely have to ship them at my cost 😦 I should work out a deal with the owner though for sure and price them so that the cover of shipping is reimbursed plus that she and I get a good and decent commission. I’m so excited. My hard work is finally paying off. Thank goodness I’ve progressed enough so that even I somewhat like the direction I’m going in with the work. Lots and tons of improvement is needed though.

Furthermore, my aim to make myself known. Not like Andy Warhol known, but have people in the community I live in to know who I am. Additional, I keep trying to enter shows but it’s weird figuring out how to do that. Even applying to get bursaries and grants is weird—as it should be. Things like that never come easily. (You need a sponsor, like a person who can verify that you are a good artist basically lol, plus a few other things of course. One being an artist statement and another being your purpose or and goal).


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.