Many of my paintings are inspired by geological patterns, metal patinas, and bark. I then choose my paint colours that reflect how I am feeling. I allow the painting to develop and come alive as I work which shows the gesture and form I would like to express. I apply layers of texture mediums and paint using large brushes, palette knives, rags, and sponges, then the paintings are scraped and scrubbed to reveal the different layers of colour beneath. Combining textures, metallic foils, natural pigments, sand, and various colours and blending them, gives them their own unique stamp.
|Technique:||Mixed Media Acrylic With Natural Pigments and Metallic Inks|
|Styles:||Abstract, Expressionism, Minimalism|
|Contents:||Texture, Rain, Gold, Green, Water, Turquoise, Texture, Nihonga, Natural-pigment, Landscape, Nature, Seascape|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Framed Size:||16in x 12in|
|Unframed Size:||15in x 11in|
Lions Bay, British Columbia
Monica's distinctive style of textural painting, in which she applies thick layers of acrylic paint and medium with palette knives, results in a 3-D effect, suggesting organic energy, flow and movement. At the same time, she uses multiple glazes of colour to produce contrast and harmony, creating lightness, fluidity, and
"“Working with texture and layers in my mixed media paintings gives me an opportunity to express nature in an abstract way, to encourage the viewer to be moved by its beauty, and to create a mood that will seduce the eye, soothe the mind, and inspire the spirit.” Monica Gewurz"