Oil pastels, acrylics, and a black China Marker. #mixedmedia #artjournaling


This quick sketch (above) in my mixed media notebook inspired me to work on the following smaller studies. Measuring only 2.5 x 3.5 inches, these tiny floral abstracts were completed in under 10 minutes. The goal was to achieve a sense of freedom and movement, uninhibited–without rules or too much thought process to get in the way of the creative mind. Children are so very great at this crayon-drawing type work. I guess that’s why children’s art is so appealing. Grown-ups need to play with their Crayolas more often.

(Acrylics, Portfolio Oil Pastels, Caran d’Ache Neocolors II crayons, and a Sharpie Black China Marker on paper)

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