Saturday, September 03, 2022

"Dancer II"


 "Dancer I" is a work in progress. I have not used the grid as a composition much.

This painting is mixed media (Acrylic and paper on cradled wood panel), 12x12x1.5".

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Grid Experiments

This is a grid mask superimposed on my collage sketchbook pages. Some of them are not wide enough to fill all the squares, but the grid makes them even more interesting than they were alone. More experimenting to do with this, but kinda fab.





 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

"Frolic" Series


 7x5", mixed media on watercolor paper, (to be) mounted on cradled wood panels.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

"Moon Phases"

"Moon Phases", 12x48", acrylic and collage on canvas, shown in virtual frame and setting.



"Shallow Seas" As It Would Look in a Room

"Shallow Seas", 24x36", acrylic collage on canvas, shown here with a virtual frame in a virtual room setting. 



Saturday, July 23, 2022

Had to Finish!

 


I finally tore out the remaining pages in this sketchbook because it had become so fat. I am amazed how much my collage work has changed between April of 202 and today.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

"Playtime" in Virtual Setting

"Playtime" is an unframed acrylic collage painting on canvas, 24x36". Here you can see how it would look in a room setting, with a frame.  The painting is available through my website

#artrooms



Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Moon Phases














This is an older painting that has gone through many different incarnations. I had put the moon phases in it, collaged, on top of a painted sky background. It just did not work, so I added inkjet prints of recent collage paintings. Now I love how it looks and maybe it is the beginning of a new phase for me. "Moon Phases", 12x48", acrylic and paper on canvas.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Almost the End of This Sketchbook ...

 ... and I will not get another book like this one because the pages are too thin to hold all the collage papers without curling. My work developed quite a lot during the time I worked in this book though. I will do a YouTube flip-through once I do the final page. The bottom image is the cropped version. It loses some of the edge detail but it is still a very nice image.












Friday, July 15, 2022

Dark Sketchbook Spread


 
















Spread cropped to a rectangle is still pretty nice. I am calling it "Donuts"



Thursday, July 14, 2022

Sketchbook Spread -- Postcard Art from 2020


 I got the idea for art postcards from a Jane Davies video on YouTube. I created both these paintings on 8x12" watercolor paper and cut them into four 4x6" postcards. Now the images are backgrounds for collage art. I enjoy recycling images I made in the past.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Sketchbook collage with stamping


 This collage page was created using inkjet prints of older collages, and then stamped with my new carved rubber stamps and black paint. I also applied a stamp on tissue paper, and the tissue almost completely disappeared. The tissue stamp is on the lower left.

Untitled: Stamps on Collage


 This sketchbook page was created using inkjet prints of older collages, then I used my new carved stamps to print with acrylic paint that was harmonious with the colors in the piece.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Cave Art


 The background on this sketchbook spread is Quinacridone Gold, a couple of brayer wipes, and then a gel print over them, which picked up the underlying paint. Then I used my new rubber stamps with Distress Ink in the color called Peacock Feathers. The random marks on the left-hand page are from a block of wood with rubber bands around it, dipped in black paint, and the white marks are also paint. I am not sure how this can be integrated into the current direction of my work, but it appeals to me.

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Yellow Monochrome Spread in Art Journal Today

A lot of the image area is lost when I crop these images. The pages are very curly, and I want a rectangular image, but the book will be much richer if and when I finish it and do a flip-through on YouTube.