My portfolio takes many directions. Somehow I had the idea that to be a real artist one needed to be proficient in many media. So while I no longer agree with this perception, I have studied many types of expression in visual media - so I could be a "real" artist. Yes I smile now at the thought, the silliness of it. So for now the collections, Acrylics, Ink, Oil, Mixed Media, Watercolor.
Study in Blue - Acrylic on Paper - 2008
Tina Steele Penn 17" x 26"
People often ask me, "What is your favorite media"? Because the socially adept know this is how you begin a conversation with the often socially inept artist. "Hmm" , I say, "It changes all the time, depending on my mood". What do I "feel" like I want to paint in today? Oil? Acrylic? Watercolor? Watercolor crayons? Oil Pastel? Pencil and Graphite? Ink? What is it I am trying to say? Is it hard? Or soft? Wild and Free, or exact in representation. Either way ... it is always completely unpredictable -as I am an artist - driven by my thoughts, passions and vision.
Playing with the colors of Tuscany - "The Duomo"
Watercolor on Paper - 12" x 9" 2011
Tina Steele Penn