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IMG_1405, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

I finally got around to the real world again. Marrying interests with livelihood. A few weeks ago I figured out a series of three workshops I could teach, advertised on a mailing list for artists, and received enough interest to be able to do it. The first workshop was last Wednesday. I called it Expression in Abstract Painting. It was very successful.

I had them do several exercises, the kind where you take yourself less seriously, just experience what the paint can do.

Expression is such a personal quality. It doesn’t necessarily involve wild paint strokes or messy paintings. It can be very refined. I think it is a combination of un-self-consciousness, integrity and blind luck. But mainly being willing to step out and take a chance.

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About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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