Acrylic Pour Painting
During the COVID pandemic, my ability to be able to continue to photograph all kinds of people, mainly performing artists, came to an abrupt stop. We are all aware of just how deeply affected all our lifestyles have become, everything from employment, economies, health and safety, tolerance and simply just trying to spend time with our families and loved ones. I really missed and craved being able to be creative. Photographing people, events and editing was, and still is, a strong passion and I am so looking forward to being able to get back to that soon.
In the meantime, I discovered some art forms that really intrigued my creative side. Fluid acrylic painting caught my attention right away when I saw some other artists' work. I was eager to work with paints and quickly found that this medium and art-form tapped into a very similar creative process I felt when I was photographing and editing! I loved it right from the start. There was, just like with everything, a learning curve but, I was really curious to keep trying and moving forward. The combinations of techniques, paints, colours and embellishments is endless... No two pieces are alike in any way! I found that I was constantly thinking about what I wanted to create with a certain technique and then switch up the colours and try another, and another, and another... and then try another technique and so on. I feel I am constantly able to challenge myself and really enjoy the creative process; very much like my photography. So, I am just ecstatic that I came across this creative art-form, it has really added to my life, especially since COVID has restricted my life immensely.
I look forward to getting back to my photography but, in the meantime, I have my painting!