|ROADSIDE CROSSES: SHE INHALED IT MUCH TOO QUICKLY, mixed media collaged head 16 x 16 x 13" © Win Dinn|
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|LET THERE BE LIGHT, 40x30 acrylic © Sharlene Stushnov-Lee|
What am I working on?
Earlier this year, I painted a mixed media mermaid, for one of our granddaughters. For months now, I have been fussing over how to make another mermaid painting, for our other granddaughter, that would be different from the last. A recent trip to Prague, including the Mucha Museum, has inspired me to approach the mermaid in progress in the style of his Art Nouveau poster girls. Please check back later this month, I need to have it finished by the 27th! As it is now, it seems that it will be strictly an acrylic painting. At the same time I am painting smaller oils, acrylics and mixed media pieces.
I'm blessed in being a channel for art, one with the ability to draw or paint anything and therefore making art is as natural to me as breathing. As a lover of beauty and design, it is a constant in all areas of my life. When creating any image my goal is to infuse it with a sensation. Powerful use of light and calculated or intrinsic use of colour are ways I achieve this.
How does my creative process work?
Inspiration comes from any combination of these things; in seeing places or things which excite me, different colour combinations, patterns, new found techniques, the work of other artists or newly acquired materials and art supplies. In my current passion for inventing interesting backgrounds, anything goes; metallic paints, textures and embellishments. Over time, I've flirted with acrylic paints, never being completely satisfied with how they handle in traditional painting, but they're perfect for mixed media. Now, experimenting with them is happy exploration. It's incredibly easy to make wild messes. The challenge is to allow a start to evolve, trusting that I'll be guided as to how to refine and finish it.
Examples of my work:
|STONEHENGE 1992 watercolour 14" x 21"|
|VICTORIA FALLS 2002 oil 36" x 54"|
|RED HOT HARMONY 2005 oil 18" x 24"|
|FRAGILE SHADOW 2007 oil 14" x 11"|
|SHAR'S AMARYLLIS 2009 acrylic and gold leaf 8" x 10"|
|UNLOCK GROWTH 2012 acrylic, mixed media, 16" x 12"|
|FANCIFUL FEATHER 2013, acrylic, mixed media 16" x 12"|
|BOB 2014 oil on hand made paper mounted on a cradled panel 6" x 6"|
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