words, splats, and drips....
I am having a blast painting in this style.
I have been heading in this direction, playing with a more graffiti, edgy, messy style.
I am so drawn to this style.
I purchased Alisa Burke's book Canvas Remix last year. While my daughter did a few of the canvas bags, I kept looking at the pictures and drooling over them but never really did any of it.
Much later I did my graffiti like heart pictures. Then I began playing with spray paint on the canvas too.
Last month I signed up for Alisa's Graffiti Chic class. As I do in a lot of classes, I did not follow it week by week, but I watched all the videos. I kind of take in all the information and then let it swirl in my brain and mix up with what I already know. Then I will paint something. I will refer back to the videos often to refresh myself with a technique or something that I want to see again. Since I had Alisa's book and had experimented with the graffiti style, all of it was not new to me, but seeing her actually paint helped me pull it all together. Now I need to go back and work on my graffiti lettering. I like how she mixes up her lettering, how she uses lots of free writing. Since I love words on my paintings this was perfect for me.
She offers a Graffiti Chic 2 class, I think I will sign up for that too!!!
If you have not visited her blog you really need to do so. She offers so many tutorials on her blog, and her posts are always so creative, and so fun to see.
Oh, this painting is 24x36. I love painting big! :)