Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Third Art with Adele Collage Book

All the pages, including the cover, are hand painted or gel printed collage papers.


Second Art with Adele Collage Book Video

 All the pages, including the cover, are hand painted or gel printed collage papers.

First Art with Adele Collage Book

The binding on this book was not satisfactory, but I like the pages. All the pages, including the cover, are hand painted or gel printed collage papers.


Tiny Journal Flip Through

This is a small Moleskin journal with hand-painted and gel printed papers collaged onto the pages.


Monday, September 20, 2021

Old Paintings With New Layer

 The yellow-green background on these paintings looked harsh so I softened it up with a light-colored glaze and then I added some stencils. Watch this space ...

Sunday, August 01, 2021

"The Alchemy of Passion"

"The Alchemy of Passion"

 Passion is a complex feeling, composed of an idea or action that grips us, a direction we want to take in life that leads us onward. 

"The Alchemy of Passion", is acrylic and paper on wood panle, 20"H x 16"W. It will be for sale on my website, ellecoyote.com.

"The Alchemy of Sorrow"

"The Alchemy of Sorrow"

 So many ingredients swirl around inside a person who has lost those they love. There is an alchemy, deepening the person's capacity to feel, especially empathy, and there is a strength that grows as well, a maturity that is only gained in this way. Believing the person(s) we have lost are immortal, that in some fashion they are still alive, is very comforting. 

"The Alchemy of Sorrow" is 20"H x 16"W, acrylic and paper on wood panel. It will be for sale on my website, ellecoyote.com.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

"Autumn Greenbelt Redux"

These compositions are from an old painting titled "Autumn Greenbelt". The new paintings are 10x10", acrylic and collage on cradled wood.

Below are the gel prints I used for the collage. They are so lovely together!

"Inner Worth" several layers later ...


Friday, July 16, 2021

"Pink Bay"

"Pink Bay"

 "Pink Bay" is 8x8", acrylic on mixed media paper. I am showing it in a black wood frame, but it is sold unframed, so you can choose your own frame. $48 including shipping. Contact me at ellecoyoteart@gmail.com to purchase. There are three more color options for this piece, which I will upload soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cloud Study

Is it me, or does this painting make anyone else think of a Thurber cartoon?

Like this one ... "You and your premonitions!"

Thursday, July 08, 2021

First Painting from Collage

The image on the left is one page from my collage sketchbook. I really liked it so I decided to try to do a painting from it. The pigment choices were from a color mixing chart I made using Adele Sypesteyn’s Triangular Color Chart.



"Joy", 14x20", acrylic and collage on watercolor paper.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

"Path of the Lightning Flash"

"Path of the Arrow"

The Path of the Lightning Flash is one way to touch the highest realms.  16x12", acrylic and collage on watercolor paper.

Monday, July 05, 2021

"Inner Worth" in process

"Inner Worth"

These paintings are 20x16", acrylic and collage on cradled wood panels. They are at a delicate point, where they are very attractive, but need something more. Now is the time to slow down and look, to wait and ponder. What do they need now?

Sunday, July 04, 2021

The Pinkness!

In his novel "Time Is the Simplest Thing", Clifford D. Simak had a character known only as "the pinkness", which lived in a cave somewhere on a forgotten planet. It traded its mind with the main character, and after that he had all sorts of knowledge that came from alien contacts that had traded their minds with the pinkness over the eons. Wild, eh?

Sincerely ...

These sweet little paintings are titled "Sincerely", because I can't imagine them having an ulterior motive. It was also a charming song by The Moonglows. from way back when. They are just joyful and full of life. They are 12x9", with a white border I am not showing here.

Friday, July 02, 2021

"Noir Cafe"

"Noir Cafe I"

"Noir Cafe II"

 This pair of paintings are 9x12" each,  acrylic on watercolor paper. I see a lot of old film noir, and the angularity and multiplicity of factors seems to resonate with that genre.



The colors in this diptych remind me of what used to be called a "brown study", when a person gets lost in thought. Acrylic on watercolor paper, 14 1/2 x 21 3/4".

Tuesday, June 29, 2021



The hexagram talks about how clouds have risen into the sky but still there is no rain. Waiting for rain ... the opposite of my outer life circumstances, hehe.

Friday, June 25, 2021

I Ching Themed Paintings

Darkening of the Light

Inner Truth

Both of these paintings are 22"H x 30"W, on heavy watercolor paper, with collage additions. They both refer to hexagrams in the traditional English translation of the I Ching, "Darkening of the Light" means being cautious and reserved in times of darkness. "Inner Truth" shows the open heart, empty and receptive to the truth.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Untitled (for now)

This 22"x30" acrylic painting on paper is based on a couple of small paintings from a group of small sketches.

This was a sort of warm-up project. I used Teal, Indian Yellow Hue and Quinacridone Crimson plus black and white to create these. I was not sure how they would look until I removed the tape. Some were okay, and two of them I really loved, so I used those two as inspiration for this painting.

These two really stood out for me, and I wanted to use them to inspire a larger painting.


This was my first layer. It is stiff and almost all the shapes are rectangles. I knew I had to change that, and the stage above is the result. It still needs some line, and I will continue working on it until it blossoms.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

"Happy" Series

"Happy I"
A series of happy little paintings, acrylic and collage on wood panels, 8"x8". They are sold as a set only, $240. Contact Ellen McCormick Martens at ellecoyoteart@gmail.com to purchase.
"Happy II"

"Happy III"

"Happy IV"