Updated: Feb 5, 2020
Abstraction meets landscape in a rainbow of colors
Two artists, two styles, but one passion!
One could say they have completely different styles, yet somehow, they have found a way to create a harmonious duo on the canvas. This art challenge consists of two artists, working together with their four hands on the same painting.
Joy Caroni starts the painting in her abstract fluid acrylic style, also known as ‘paint pouring’. Once the canvas has dried Magali Blandin picks up the piece. Using the colors and shapes already formed she gains inspiration to add her personal style, oil knife painting. With her knife she creates something unique that blends the two styles perfectly.
The idea is that each artist is free to create in their own technique, knowing that they are working together to create one piece of art. The idea is also for both artists to step out of their comfort zone and push their creativity to a new level.
The second part of the collaboration was to have a joint art showcase—of both artists—Joy Caroni and her abstract style, and Magali Blandin with her landscapes—in the same hall, the idea being that both artist are inspired by nature and its colors.
After the first try of creating an art piece with two completely different styles, the results were not only surprising from the positive feedback the public gave, but also beautiful. The first trial was a success and a wonderful collaboration was born. The 2 artists then decided to create more pieces together in order to have a couple pieces for their joint art show.
As the project advanced, they shared it on social media every Tuesday for their subscribers to watch the progress of each piece. Every Tuesday for 2 months they shared the unique progression of two artists working together. A practice of ‘letting go’ and enjoying the process and what may come of it. To this day they have created 6 joint art pieces signed by both artists.
Joy works with acrylic paint and is inspired by her emotions of the moment. She has always adored practicing different forms of art and is completely self-taught. She has been practicing her art for years before finally taking the leap to launch her professional art business, last year in March 2018. She is determined to make her dream of being a professional artist come true.
Magali Blandin’s technique is oil painting with a knife. She is inspired by nature, colors. And especially loves trees. Also, self-taught, as a teenager, she has been practicing and perfecting her technique while also advancing in her career. Magali worked for a company doing import/export before presenting her work to an art Gallery and she started doing solo art shows. She gained her professional title of artist in 2014 while juggling her other profession, and finally in March 2018 left it all to be a fulltime professional artist.
Is it a coincidence for these two artists to meet? Or was it fate?