Holidays are almost over.

Just a bit of colour to brighten your weekend. Here’s a little about me and my process.
Clearly I am not afraid to use colour. My home is filled with colour and texture. I have basic white walls, blinds and floor tiles but purely for the backdrop to add splashes of vibrance.
The green velvet couch is one of my fav things!
I grew up in a household full of colour. My mum always painted old furniture in bright colours, we always had feature walls in bright colours and in the 70’s we had awesome wallpaper. She was pretty funky and I knew she was different after seeing what other kids homes looked like. Brown and beige was not in mums vocabulary, and I admired her for her uniqueness. I did go though a muted colour loving era when I was in my teens still trying to find my niche. It didn’t last long, I found my eyes drawn to bright colours and lots of texture. Crushed velvet, boucle, silk and faux fur.
I want my art to have these rich layers and boldness to them. I tend to paint with lots of contrast, the colours are not really chosen, my hand reaches and grabs what my eye goes to first. I sometimes feel like my paintings are rough and childlike, but each one sings to me and makes me happy.
Theres so many layers in my paintings, the collage that I start with has torn pieces of my previous work and lots of neutral vintage pieces that give me the interesting background that I love to start with.
I use acrylic paint to get the base of the flowers and leaves in and then work slowly building up with Neocolor 2 wax pastels and Stabilo Woodys. I add inks and Posca pen marks. I also use stencils and oxide ink to create interest in some areas.
I just keep working until I like it really! I often add something Im not happy with but can just paint over it and create something I do like. I have collaged over something I was unhappy with, not everything works out.
Some days I can zone out and paint mindlessly and other days can be more forced which gives different results. But I usually paint every day. Even if its just 15 minutes.
I have a busy day today, but I’m going to find time to collage some wooden blanks I recently had cut. I will also be working on 2 larger scale paintings that are on recycled canvases that my lovely friend Ange passed onto me.

I spent some time last week adding Linktree to my Instagram profile. Check it out if you are an instagramer. go to love_evy1 and click on my profile and tap on the linktree link to take you to all my shops and website.

Happy Summer weekend friends.

Love Evy xxx

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