15x11 multimedia collage I have been thinking for a long time about how to get a feeling of leaves caught in a pool of water as the river runs. I pass by the Pigeon River often and wanted to capture this phenomena. I worked in multimedia and collaged some tissue paper. i H
Feeling more energy now, I continued working wet in wet , but this time I diluted pastels into the wet paper. I had some florist ribbon handy and made some imprints. Later I tied the painting together with black lines in pastel.
This painting is one of three I did after letting my creativity rest for a few days. I wet the paper after I had done some scribbling with watercolor pencils and Prismacolors. Then, I used pastels to finish up some areas.
Done on a half sheet of watercolors . I started with wet-in-wet idea.Let paint flow downward with thin coats of gouache. Blotted with paper towel and began to get texture. After more layers I defined some areas.When I turned the painting upside down,it reminded me of Cuban Rhumba dancers from my native land.
I began with fluid acrylic washes fairly diluted. I had a couple of pieces from Sumi-e poured sheets of colors and I tored out a couple with the copper color on them. I then poured many layers of more acrylic colors. When dried I added the specs of vibrant colors.It was an enjoyable piece
9x12 acrylics and FW inks I cropped this painting and like it a lot better. I used the pouring method and sort of discovered that I liked the red in it better than I did it when it had other colors. Reminded me of a very emotional Spanish tune. Again, I was inspired by music.
This time of the year, after the flowers are gone in my part of the world, it gets windy and I get moody. I find that pouring wet in wet expresses moods that otherwise can't be got with straight painting.The music I put on to paint by completed the mood. Have done a series. This is no.1
15x11 watercolors I painted this scene for a challenge by Karin Jurick called Differetn Strokes From Different Folks. I painted it vertically and after surveying the opinion of some good artists like my friend Rosemary Sexton, I decided to re post it vertically. I like it better and had lots of fun with the subject.
I finally got a barn I like. I had taken several pictures . The scene was complicated, but I worked it out in a drawing first. I just intuitively painted the colors without regard to the photo.Am pleased with results
i look down from my house at this lane which is particularly beautiful in autumn. I have tried to paint it many times, but did not like the way it turned out. I tried it again today and like it.Today is a bright, sunny autumn day. Perhaps that influenced my mood .
This barn was an out of the way one.I had observed it and painted it during other seasons of the year. I thought it would be beautiful in Fall colors and liked the way the light hit the top of the barn.
This self portrait was done for Followign the Masters challenge, a wonderful challenge from Michelle Burnett. After many tries and coaching from my wonderful portrait painter friend, Rosemary Sexton, I obtain some resemblance of me. I enjoyed the journey.
l. I love water 2. I love to paint 3. I love to read a good novel 4. I love my friends 5. I love my dog 6. I love to garden 7. I love my family I am passing this award on to these seven deserving artists:
Diana Marshall who paints a tremendous variety of subjects and uses great contrast William Cook for his unusual and exciting use of color and subjects Dana Marie who challenges us with great inspirational subjects Cindi DeWeese who playfully and successfully tackles a variety of subjects Leslie Spanos who paints wonderful abstracts Lori California Margulies for her beautiful California coastal paintings Ann Rogers, great originality and use of color and values I think you will enjoy visiting their blogs.
I love to paint and try to do so every day. I am having immense fun blogging. I love being in touch with so many good artists and seing their art. I learn a lot about painting this way. I especially enjoy participating in the challenges.