Sunday, December 27, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
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
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
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
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.