Red + Blue = Purple  Purple + Magenta + Yellow = This Painting

Red + Blue = Purple

Purple + Magenta + Yellow = This Painting

Kristina Joy

I spend hours and hours in my studio creating artwork that I hope inspires and brings a smile to people's hearts. I never tire of painting - my mind is constantly active with thoughts of what to bring to life. The hardest part for me is that my body cannot keep up with my brain and all of its ideas.  

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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
— Claude Monet
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All my work is created with oil paint.

“An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint.” - Henri Matisse

Painting crab apples is an on-going theme of mine. I enjoy painting things around me - and in my hometown crab apples are everywhere along the stretch of beach past our house. Ripe or unripe - I love all the twists of the leaves and the changing of their colors.

Painting crab apples is an on-going theme of mine. I enjoy painting things around me - and in my hometown crab apples are everywhere along the stretch of beach past our house. Ripe or unripe - I love all the twists of the leaves and the changing of their colors.

Creating and mixing my paint palettes is one of my favorite things to do.

Creating and mixing my paint palettes is one of my favorite things to do.

The background color of a painting is crucial for determining its mood and overall feeling. Each variation of color has its own flavor and can make or break the piece.

The background color of a painting is crucial for determining its mood and overall feeling. Each variation of color has its own flavor and can make or break the piece.