Houma artist uses painting technique to create dreamy scenes that entice the imagination

Houma artist uses painting technique to create dreamy scenes that entice the imagination

Imagine laying in the grass guiding your grandparents’ house on a tumble afternoon, staring at the sky and analyzing the designs of the clouds as they pass overhead. Is that cloud a turtle or a dragon? A flower or a crawfish? The sunlight is commencing to set and the clouds are now swirling in a sky that is transitioning from a mild blue to lively purples, yellows, and oranges.

Houma artist Karen Bordok has been recreating a very similar experience with some of her most current paintings employing an acrylic pour procedure, a process she began utilizing before this 12 months. Some of these paintings are remaining in a additional abstract condition, trying to keep the concentrate on the colours and textures. Other people highlight figures, no matter if it be birds, bouquets or sea creatures that seemingly arise from the paint swirls and bubbles.

Artist Karen Bordok poses for a portrait in front of several of her paintings on display at the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild's gallery in Houma.

Artist Karen Bordok poses for a portrait in front of many of her paintings on screen at the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild’s gallery in Houma.

“I really like it. I’ve painted in quite substantially every medium except airbrush, but I just like performing new points and, you know, attempting almost everything,” Bordok stated.

Bordok begun drawing and portray as a little one. But her art earning slowed as she begun doing work and making a family. Nevertheless, in 1991 she experienced a back again damage in an accident that left her unable to get the job done for a whilst. She was acquiring depressed and was in agony, she claimed, so she returned to painting and has not stopped since. Similar to how art served her just after the incident, Bordok mentioned, painting has aided her offer with the stress and chaos right after Hurricane Ida.

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An acrylic pour painting by Karen Bordok, at the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild's gallery in Houma, highlights a bird figure within the paint pour design.

An acrylic pour portray by Karen Bordok, at the Terrebonne High-quality Arts Guild’s gallery in Houma, highlights a bird determine within the paint pour design and style.

“It’s helped me get by way of it because the initially couple of weeks were being crazy and, very well, I couldn’t paint. Of system, the 1st several months you invested all of your time on the telephone and cleansing up and every little thing, but due to the fact I’ve been capable to paint, like on my days off I have been portray, I’ve been intensely into it,” explained Bordok, who performs as a lodge clerk.

Bordok is a member of the Terrebonne High-quality Arts Guild and has been primary its children’s summer months artwork camp for eight to 10 several years. She has encounter with a selection of portray media and is recognised for bayou scenes and architecture, animals, flowers and wildlife. Her artwork can be uncovered for sale at the guild’s gallery, 630 Belanger St. in Houma, and she gladly can take commissions.

Cards painted by Karen Bordok are for sale at the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild's gallery in Houma.

Cards painted by Karen Bordok are for sale at the Terrebonne Fantastic Arts Guild’s gallery in Houma.

To see extra of Bordok’s paintings, take a look at her Fb website page at fb.com/karenscajunart/.

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This post originally appeared on The Courier: Karen Bordok, a Houma artist, takes advantage of the acrylic pour painting approach