Here are a few more in the series of cruciform studies I'm doing. Once artist whose work I am using for inspiration (and there are many!) is Charlotte Foust. As you can see from this Pinterest Page, Foust's work falls into a few different categories: the energetic, expressive, painterly mark-making pieces; the grids; and the collages which often include bird imagery. I saw some of her work at Hunter-Kirkland Gallery in Santa Fe last summer.
This series is all on 10"x10" paper, which will be mounted to wood panel:
This piece and the next I started on a dark ground.