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On the Easel: Abstract Landscapes

Happy Saturday, ya'll!

Today I thought I'd give an update on what's been going on around the art studio. Lately, I've been really consumed with delving more into theory and technical aspects of art. I've been taking Peter Han's dynamic sketching class to up my drawing skills and have also been focused on composition in my painting.

To dip my toe in the latter, I decided to develop a mini abstract landscape series. Admittedly, it's not my typical style, but the focus has been rejuvenating and has challenged me in new ways.

I chose abstract landscapes to really appease my own aesthetic. When it comes to art that I enjoy having around me, I tend to navigate to more minimalist pieces. I find them to be calming to my chaotic and busy brain. When it comes to abstract landscapes, I love the simple ones that elevate color and less forms, which is why I chose this style to study. I don't know that this will be a permanent mainstay, but it's certainly a fun marker on my path right now.

When I haven't been working on these, I've been leaning into collage. I've created several larger collage pieces, and am just doing it to simply enjoy the process--which is my favorite part about an art practice! More to come on this front!

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