Saturday, October 31, 2020

Red Orange Blocks in Process

 This 9"x12" painting on paper was done from an isolated section of random scribbling and painting. I am not sure if I will take it up to a 16"x20" canvas or not.

Here is the source:

Friday, October 30, 2020

Abstract Paintings in Process


I am unsure about the strong black shapes, so I am setting these two aside and working on other paintings and a new set of postcards.I did this pair of paintings working from 4"x5" thumbnails:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Postcard from Robyn

 My sister Robyn responded to my postcard with this lovely card. It took a long time to get here from Vermont. Maybe the mail is slower now, with all the virus and election stuff.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

My Inspiration Board


More Postcards

These postcards were done on lighter weight watercolor paper, and as a consequence they curl a little bit. They were done from a 9"x12" version of an earlier postcard, with light blue stamps to unify the bold colors.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Postcard changed!

 This postcard was splitting down the middle, visually, so I extended the orange dot pattern to overlap with the blue stamp and paint marks. Almost every postcard turned out to have a pleasing composition, without any effort to make that happen in any corner, but this one just did not work. Now it is better, though not perfect. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Red, Yellow and Blue Postcard Painting


Wild isn't it? This is the primary colors plus red-orange and yellow-orange, black and white.

Here are the four postcards. It is magic! The parts are greater than the whole, by gum!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Betsy's Card

 I got this card from my sister Betsy in response to one of my postcards. It is 4"x6", gouache on paper, and the photo does not do it justice. I love the subtle colors and the movement of the shapes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Blue-Violet, Red-Orange, Yellow-Green Postcards

This process is magical. I take the color combination from Itten's The Color Star, 
 do random shapes and stamp with my previously cut stamps, and it all looks chaotic; then I cut them into 4"x6" postcards, and each one looks great! Amazing.

This is The Color Star, with the particular combination I used in the earlier violet, Orange and Green postcard painting. There are other harmonious combinations, but for whatever reason, these work well for this project.

Sister Portraits

I did these portraits of Betsy (left) and Robyn (right) a number of years ago, and I really enjoyed doing them. They are acrylic collage on canvas. I am planning to take them off their stretchers and roll them up, so I got them out and wanted to say how I love my sisters and put a lot of thought into their portraits. These very personal paintings don't seem to interest anyone else. I am not sure what I will paint on the new canvases.