Abstract Painting on Cardboard

monkay3Having a Monkey of a Time For me painting has always been a release. At times it I feel like I am haunted. Haunted by my thoughts and visions, my hopes, dreams and memories.Momkey #1 When I picked up this piece of cardboard the visions of monkeys were running wild in my mind. Using markers and pastels I sketched this monkey portrait in a very loose abstract style.

Monkey Around Working without source material I began drawing with oil sticks and markers. Over time I layered clear coats and spray paint to create  texture. Losing myself in the minor details I used pencil to highlight what I was seeing in my head. The result was this unique monkey abstraction.