• I'm U, screenprint by Chrissy Poitras

    I’M U

    Finally making time for my art again! Here is my newest silkscreen “I’m U”. It’s a six colour screenprint done on legion paper. I have been working with a program called Paper 53 to make these new prints. I love it! I just wish I had an ipad to work on instead of my cellphone.  

  • Chrissy Poitras, watercolour, painting, abstract

    A FEW SMALL SKETCHES

    Sometimes it’s nice just to work on a few small pieces. These pieces are approximately 5 x 7 in and are done on rag paper. They are on display at the House of Falconer in Picton, ON. I have plans for some new panel works in oil which I can’t wait to begin. But, we have a lot on our plate with Spark Box Studio right now which is taking me away from painting. Lucky for me, even though I really want to start this new series of paintings,¬†everything I do with Spark Box Studio is still creative and art related.  

  • SHADES OF GREEN / IT’S COLD IN ONTARIO

    Finally finished the last two commissioned abstract watercolour paintings from the Indiegogo campaign. This piece is titled Spotlight and was finished over the holidays. I have now started working on a 4 x 5 ft oil painting and am hoping I can bring some of the concentrated mark making I have been doing in these watercolours into the larger oil paintings.¬† I also want the energy and flow of these small watercolours to be present in the oil paintings. Looking back on some of the older oil paintings I have done the elements seem to hover statically in the space and lack the interaction these marks have.  

  • copper, etching, intaglio, printmaking, Chrissy Poitras

    SUNDAY ETCHING

    I find it challenging to motivate myself in the winter. I really just want to stay curled up in a blanket, computer on my lap, reading about how to be motivated … instead of actually being motivated and going out into the studio to print. But, this past Sunday, I got out from under my comfy blanket and went out to the printshop to work on pulling some proofs of my newest etching. I have been thinking about pulling these proofs for a few months now so it felt great to finally get it done. I’m going to use these four prints to assess where I might add colour, aquatint,…

  • press, Chrissy Poitras, Work Your Art

    PRESS // WORK YOUR ART

    Earlier this year I got an email from Debbie at Work Your Art asking if I would participate in her newest section on the website. I was super excited! I think this site is great, so of course I jumped on the opportunity to contribute. The questions were wonderful and I hope my answers did them justice. Please take a look and be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter to receive helpful art tips sent to your inbox every week!

  • Chrissy Poitras, Abstract, Painting, Watercolor

    BOOM – ABSTRACT SKETCH

    Continuing to work on some small abstract sketches to test out new ways of working with space in my pieces. See this piece in my Etsy shop.

  • Chrissy Poitras, Abstract, Watercolour, Painting

    ABSTRACT SKETCHES

    I have been working on some new abstract sketches where I am working on creating spaces that have more of a three dimensional environment. This new piece is for sale on etsy here: Everyman Winner.