Saturday, June 13, 2020

Abstract Ideas

These tiny paintings are from one sheet of my leftover paint and experiments with stamps. The concept came from Adele Sypersteyn, whose video on this got me all excited, and I ran into the studio and executed her suggestion. She suggested doing a random painting just slopping on paint and drawing and then going over it with a window finder to get ideas for abstract paintings. I already had my collage source so I did it on that. WOW. Her video is here:

Moon Phases Today

I added some dark collage pieces to show the entire moon in each phase. Not sure where it goes from here.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Texas Mountain Laurel Today

I worked into the background with variations of light coral and now it is popping. There may be more to do, but I will have to wait until I understand what it needs now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Stamp Mania!

Experiments with carving stamps. I tried linoleum block printing many years ago but found it difficult. Perhaps because I am older and have some images that are appropriate, it is easier now. The spiral and stars is carved on the other side from the sort of spaceship/eye image stamp, so it is face down in this photo. I stamped on one of my leftover paint sheets of paper, which gives a very lively look with black stamps.

Texas Mountain Laurel Collage

Neither titled nor finished, this is a collage of Texas Mountain Laurel leaf, pod and seed shapes. It did not have enough contrast so I glazed the background with this rich brown. I think it needs even more contrast, but I am not sure where or how. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 01, 2020

Heart Chakra

"Heart Chakra", 8"x8", Acrylic on watercolor paper collage. Inspired by a dream of bamboo poles and dried lotus pods. SOLD