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With "intuitive" painting, I start out without any particular image in mind and throw colors of acrylic paint over the painting surface. I choose colors" intuitively", and also do not control how and where the paint lands. This is a "fun" way of painting, and allows me to use my imagination to form images out of what I see on the surface.

I do not use a brush to apply the paint, but prefer a brayer and boar hair brush to spread the paint around. Depending on the sub surface I use, I have found that Bristol paper has less absorption properties, so the paint dries with more texture, I will sometime use gesso in the mix of paint that is applied. This seems to help the textures hold up better and not flatten out, which seems to happen more easily on canvas, and watercolor paper. I sometimes will lay a sheet or two of plastic wrap over the paint while it is still wet, and then pull it off (reusing the image on the plastic as a mono print for another piece of art work). This gives my work some unexpected and interesting paint texture. After letting the paint dry on the surface, usually over night, I look at the composition, and turn it, to see if there are any images or shapes that might be distinct.

After I get an idea of where and what colors I will use over the acrylic, I start applying oil pastels, or colored pencil over the acrylic surface. I will sometimes spray the surface after layering colored pencil, so further application is made easier, and seals the layer below it. I use prismacolor colored pencils, and find them the best for layering colors, and working over even the darkest colors of the acrylic base.

If I use oil pastels over the acrylic, I use my fingers, paper towels, q-tips, or anything I may have on hand to apply or spread the color when I think it's needed. All paintings done on any kind of paper substrait need to be under glass or plexiglass to protect them. I have done a few on canvas, using oil pastels as the overlay, and they need at least one to two months before a protective varnish is applied.

Laurieann Lepper Dygowski -
7242 Liberty Grove, Rowlett, TX 75089, 972-475-1836,

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18w x 15hX unframed Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Drawing paper




14w x 17h umframed Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Drawing paper





17w x 14h unframed Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Drawing Paper



17w x 14h unframed Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Drawing Paper




24w x 18h unframed Acrylic & Colored Pencil on watercolor paper



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