Thursday, December 31, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Still not quite finished, but moving along. this size takes a lot of paint and elbow grease to cover!
I will probably do more on this painting, though I do like it now. Each stage has its own magic.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Blue and Orange in process
|Untitled 30"x40", acrylic on canvas|
This is my first experiment with a larger scale version of my recent work. Very rough, but yummy.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Bright and Wild
For this pair, I did an underpainting of pattern in translucent reds, oranges and opaque gold, and over that I have applied opaque teal. I outlined the shapes with teal on the one on the left. On the right, I used cut shapes of contact paper. I am developing signature shapes I really like.
Monday, December 21, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
New Painting in Series
This will be the underlying pattern that will show through the areas not covered by the next layer of paint.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
To harmonize the colors in these pieces, I used a technique I learned from Nicholas Wilton. He said to mix a little bit of one of the colors you are using into each of the other colors, so they will automatically harmonize. I could not make out the underlying stamp shapes on what was the green-ish painting, or I would have painted them black. The Jenkins Green glaze was so dark the contrast disappeared. So I painted the entire background, and then did the same thing with the purple-ish painting. Strangely pleasing. Here is how they used to look:
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The chaos is still there, under everything, but these are interesting paintings in my opinion. I have been layering with transparent paint, and emphasizing the contrast bit by bit.
I used the contact paper again to make the new shapes, the spiral, the wavy line and the dots. Most of the underlying paint stayed in place, but I think that even though I did seal the painting before applying the Quinacridone Magenta, in the underlying collage, I may have incorporated some plastic that resists acrylic. Live and learn! Anyway, I like the paintings at this point and I will work on something else for a while, and see if I want to do more on them or not.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
I can't decide if I should start over on the purple-ish painting on the right. I like how the greenish one looks, and I interrupted work on these pieces to do my holiday cards. Have to meditate.
Studio Wall Today
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Trio of Collages
These collage paintings are done on watercolor paper with paper that was printed with the gel plate, acrylic paint, stamping, and excess paint that is "offloaded" onto paper. they are smallish, and have no titles yet. I love seeing them together.
I sent out 40-some postcards to friends and family with this design. I carved a rubber stamp in the leaves and berries design, stamped it onto watercolor paper with green acrylic paint, and once it was dry, I painted on it. Happy Solstice, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you personally celebrate at this sacred time of the year.
Thursday, December 03, 2020
These are some of my hand-carved rubber stamps. Here is a tutorial on carving stamps:
John's Collage Card
This card, with its message that even these times will be over one day, is from John in Portland, Oregon.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Heart Chakra IV
This Heart Chakra version fairly explodes with energy. cheerful and energizing. It is 8"x8", acrylic and paper collage on handmade watercolor paper with deckle edge.
"Heart Chakra III"
Two versions of this collage have sold, and in case there are more people out there who want to have this blessed image on their walls, I have made another version. Each one is unique, made from the hand-painted collage papers I have on hand at the time.