Deb Chaney’s blog is about the creation of contemporary abstract paintings using acrylics, mixed media and collage. Deb explores life as an artist, mixed media and abstract painting techniques, studio habits, and creative inspiration.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Keeping painting fun...
BurlapBag i Little Gem Series (c) Deb Chaney 2013
Last week I had the priveledge of supporting another artist in my studio for a one-on-one consultation.
We focussed on re-igniting her inner creative spark, tricks and tips for getting in the habit of painting regularly, and the fundamentals of free style abstract painting. It was fun, beautiful, and emotional. We both ended up making several Little Gems paintings together and using them to learn and discuss about colour and composition.
In this blog here are two of my little collage paintings that I liked from our session.
BurlapBag ii Little Gem Series (c) Deb Chaney 2013
Painting Inspiration ! Leah had brought a piece of an old light brown heavily textured burlap coffee bag which inspired both of our work as we cut it, pulled it apart, and collaged it into our paintings.
Short video clips on You Tube from how to clean your brushes after painting with acrylics to sneak peaks inside workshops. New videos being added regularly.
About this blog
Deb Chaney’s blog is about the creation of contemporary abstract paintings using acrylics, mixed media, and collage. Deb explores life as a professional artist, mixed media and abstract painting techniques, studio habits, and creative inspiration.
Deb Chaney Contemporary Abstract Arist
Deb Chaney is a contemporary abstract artist creating large abstract paintings on canvas and paper. Using brushes, palette knives, and rags, she applies (and often scrapes away) acrylics, mixed mediums, sand, and collage papers to create her thick multi layered art pieces.
Deb lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada with her daughter Ruthie Firefly and when she's not parenting or painting she loves good food, beautiful music, ocean swimming, hiking, yoga, and singing along to guitar with friends.
Deb is Contemporary Abstract Artist working in Mixed Media, Acrylics and Collage on paper, wood panel and canvas. She sells her artwork to collectors and teaches workshops internationally. Her schedule can be viewed at http://www.debchaney.com