Sunday, August 30, 2020

Pond painting with collage


Starting to add painted collage papers to the underpainting. We evacuated last week to avoid hurricane Laura, but we are back home with no damage, thank goodness. This week I will be in the studio more.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

"Pond Trees" (working title) in Process

I started out with a red-toned canvas, and I drew the shapes onto it with charcoal. I did not use fixative on the charcoal, because I don't worry about charcoal mixing into my first layer of paint. 

I put in the lightest values, the sky and the sky reflection in the pond, using dioxazine purple mixed with titanium white. The pond is slightly darker than the sky. This is true to nature.

Next I blocked in the tree shapes and the banks of the pond. The foreground is in shadow.

The darks are in, and most of the reflected trees are blocked in as well.

Here is how it looks on the easel. It is charming now, and I am not sure where I will take it from here. 

This is the photo I am working from.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Abstract Landscape Collage

This piece is progressing. I like the collage additions, and I may put more of them into it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Leafy Series: I, II, III, & IV

"Leafy I"

"Leafy II"

"Leafy III"

"Leafy IV"

These small paintings were painted as one work, to give them coherence. I like how they have turned out! I had been collaging leaf shapes onto paintings for some time. In this case, they were built up in layers, and then masked off with opaque paint. FUN!

Here is the final image before it was broken up:


"Leafy V"

Bright leaf shapes on a blue-violet ground. This is the fifth in the series., 8"x8"x1/8", acrylic on wood panel. In process.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Leafy Series 8"x8" piece

 This is painted on top of an older work that did not satisfy me. 8"x8"x1/8" acrylic on wood panel, in process.

Leafy Series

These are four 6"x6"x1/8" wood panels, painted as one piece, in process.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

"Path to the Bayou"

 Brightly colored twisted trunks and windblown foliage shade the path to Armand Bayou. 16"x20"x1.5", acrylic on canvas, $160.00 USD with FREE SHIPPING. Contact me at to arrange purchase. All purchases can be made through PayPal.

Saturday, August 08, 2020


"Classical I"

"Classical II"
These two small paintings (12"x12") are acrylic mixed media on canvas. For a limited time only, these paintings are available for purchase for $72.00 USD each, with FREE SHIPPING. Contact me at to arrange purchase. All purchases can be made through PayPal.


Thursday, August 06, 2020

"Classical 1 and 2" In Process

These two collages are acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 12"x12". They will probably look very different when they are finished.