I am always happy to answer all the e-mails I receive from artists around the world asking me how I am creating my effects. I thought a little blog comment might answer questions.
I am using traditional materials in an nontraditional way. I am able to create effects with patience and curiosity. This is not a mass production process even though the volume of my work gives that impression.
The designs are a random free flow with no direction intended..I am letting the entire process be a flow.
I am not using paint pens because they would not help me with the direction I am trying to go. Their look is too commercial and flat. I am achieving the heights of my strokes with layer after layer of paints.
I use random tools I buy as well as make. I am mixing materials that are not traditionally mixed. It is all one big experiment. I use teeny tiny brushes, chalk wires, tooth picks, bamboo skewers, pins, paint straight out of the bottle as well as paint mixed with random fluids to create effects. I even use a copper wire the cable man left behind! It is perfect for some effects.
Right now I am trying to create a light reflective effect using layers of transparent paints..
I hope this helps enlighten anyone interested how I am creating my effects.
Make art a playground! Feel free to just create!