Sedona, colors and freedom spirit

I love to experiment, try new things, new career, new materials, new hobbies. I was painting with acrylic trying different styles and techniques – impressionist-style, graphics, abstracts, whimsical,  landscapes, lifestyles, etc. I was working with brush, pallet knife, sponge, did pouring, texturing, gold leaves. Than I felt in love with mixed media, the heavy texture, endless row of materials from paper to stones, liquid acrylic, gold leaves again. I was browsing internet and at some point found absolutely amazing images of Jan Sitts works. I loved her colors, freedom, spontaneity, energy jumping into you from her paintings.  Right away I new that I have to meet her, learn from her. I went to Sedona, Arizona where she was giving a painting workshop. Four days went  as one blink. It was such fun and exploring new techniques, layering and layering, experimenting with colors, see how materials, textures and paintings are play off one another. It was absolutely unforgettable experience. On top of everything it was a Sedona itself, one of the most amazing places I’ve been to. It said that Sedona has special spiritual vibe, and it is really so. It is hart to explain but you can feel something when you get to this small town surrounded by Red Rocks. Art is in the air there. Art galleries there are full with beautiful bright South West style art works – paintings, sculptures, curved wood and stones. I hope to go there again for the inspiration and spirit of freedom and beauty.    

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