12" x 12"
I recently came back from a really enjoyable 4 day workshop by Marla Baggetta, a Portland based artist. Marla's medium is primarily soft pastels but she uses a lot of acrylics also. I found a kindred spirit: I get teased about how many paths I paint and here was someone else who sure does paint a lot of paths! I came home and painted this on board with oil, instead of paper with soft pastels. Our "styles" are different. She has a beautiful, loose, free way with her work. That is also one of the reasons I wanted to learn from her. I am always wanting to loosen up, as are most artists I know. Its wonderful to incorporate a few new techniques or, what I have especially liked are the words that come to me from prior classes. "What If" came to me with this piece and I started scraping the blue paint back to the red. At the end of the day though, when you line a group of paintings up, you will most likely know which painting belongs to which painter. Mine typically have that contemporary, angular style.