We're so happy that this is the 3rd post in our "Oregon Artists Sharing Tips & Technique" series. Val Hubbard, a self-taught, abstract landscape artist, lives in Milwaukie, Oregon. She has exhibited her art all over Oregon since 2015. To create her art, she must channel a chosen inspiration such as her travel photos and use her keen, artistic intuition to know when to start, what to take away and finally when to stop. She has graciously shared her technique with us today which starts with playing.
Tell us briefly about your art:
In my travels, I take lots of pictures. Although my art is semi abstract, there is usually a place that I’m channeling.
What is your main medium of art?
Acrylic but also in Cold wax and Oil
What is your website?
Please share your techniques & tips with us:
I think starting your art making day should start off with about 15 minutes of art playing. I always have a substrate where I will paint with the palette I’ve chosen for the day. I then use lots of different tools. This exercise warms me up, and I also use it to learn a little bit when using tools I don’t usually use. The same board Is used over and over until I see something in it I like. It then turns into a painting and I’ll bring out another board. Also....you have to have great music playing!
Make sure you check out more of Val's artwork on her website and follow her on Facebook. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with our artist community.
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