This is a multi media painting done on foam board. It has many layers and I have used just about all the media I work with. The final touch was given with pastels and then I painted the string and glued it onto the surface. Lots of fun.
This image is 9x12. It is one of a series reminding me of visits to Spain and particularly to the Alhambra in Granada. I had three strips of old watercolors that I pieced together and then added the collage half moons from other pieces . I then had the idea of the bubbles . There is actually a building in the Alhambra whose columns has lots of circles. More to come on this series.
This is number one of three collages to be shown together . Each one is 8x10. I will be posting the other two to be seen better. I used cardboard, tissue and part of a net from a potato sack I got at the grocery. I continue to produce these paintings which always remind me of underwater scenes or are symbols as my life in the tropics. Anyway, I had lots of fun creating this series.
This series, number two of Reflections is 24x28. The method was the same as Reflections One, collage. There is a painting underneath which was used as inspiration to use part of it, the black lines and then I collaged parts of paintings which have similar colors or fitted what I was trying to do. I have also used very small pieces of white paper left over from cutting the sides of sheets used for cards.Hope this makes sense.
This is a series called Reflections, A New Day. The painting is 15x22.The painting has several layers. It waas done two paintings one on top of the other using only only part of each image from each painting and glued one to the other. Then I collaged the accents from parts of paintings I had.I am finding that I like collage work more and more. It combines my skills and works well for me.
This is a 15x11 mixed media work. It was done wet in wet. Then, colors added. It is part of a series of floaters. Am getting ready for a one person show in December. Have to have at least 30 paintings which I have.Am working in series.
This painting is 16x20. It is a watercolor. The inspiration for the painting came from the beautiful lilies I have in my yard every June. I have had the photograph of these lilies for a long time, but decided to give it a different treatment from the regular flower painting.
This image is 6x6. It is acrylic on canvas. I have a series of 9 of this size that I am working on. I have been offered a one person show and I accepted. I am working hard to have as many paintings as possible. I need at least 30 which I have, but need to get up to 50. Am having fun. Have done lots of cut outs, too.
I am doing a series of cut outs inspired by Matisse. I thought it would be appropriate for my series Life with Papa, this one is called At the Beach. Again a reminder of childhood memories at our beach house. This is a 9x12 and it is made out of construction paper.
This is a small painting, a square one, a six by six. I entitled it Hopscotch in this series of Life with Papa. Just reminds me of all the many happy hours we spent playing childhood games. The painting is a mixed media work.
This is the first of a series I have entitled Life with Papa, but this one is called Blue and Pink Closeness. I wanted to celebrate my life as a child, which was a happy one. My father was a very colorful person and a very active person and he took us lots of places. He built us a beach house where we would go for 3 months every summer after school was out. We had a great time and got to play all the time.
Measurements are 15x11 in watercolors. Using the pouring technique I wanted to get a sort of caligraphy effect. I am now doing square paints and will soon be posting those. Am having fun pouring and using the wet in wet. Have also been doing some collages .
A mixed media collage which reminds me of a rock group, not a musical one, of course. There has been a rock slide around here which kept a major interstate unusuable in certain parts. Just imagining how it may look for an artistic point of view. Measure 15x11.
An 11x15 painting. This is a mixed media from an old wc that didn't work. I painted gesso and molding paste over the colors, ran a comb through and discovered some colors underneath the comb scratchings.
I am posting this backward as I did not realize that I had not posted the first two parts on my blog. I am in Daily Painters of North Carolina and Abstract Daily Painters also. I neglected to blog this one and another piece. So here goes part two.
This complete the triptych series of Brown and Blue. This third one is 9x10. Should be term, the Turn Forward Series. I have through doing many paintings arrived at another crossroads. More paintings will be forthcoming.
This small work is a favorite of mine. I love music and listen to it a great deal. I also play the piano and have a lot of sheet music. I torn the collage paper and decided it would say more with a few notes.
Yhis work went through a lot of washes in various media. I started wet in wet and after it dried, I painted layers of acrylics and watercolors with less water. Then, I thought it needed more color and painted colorful strokes with pastel. I also stamped and used inks.
This work is in mixed media on paper. I applied colors on wet paper using diluted acrylics and watercolors over gesso. I ran a comb in various directions and added some accent colors when the work was dried.This work has a couple of buddies that will be posted also.
I am beginning to get really into abstracts. I combined these two paintings . I posted the one on the left by itself, but when my teacher came up yesterday, he suggested the two go together and that I float them on the mat as he liked the edges. Glad my blog visitors are liking my abstracts. I have found my niche in art. Am having a lot of fun with these new pieces. Out of the 50 I did, about 30 worked out so far and I will be posting them.What joy.
This is a 15x22 watercolor. Again I used the pouring and wet in wet techniques. I departed somewhat from my usual colors, put liked the ones I got. I combined opaques and transparents and enjoyed the pleasing way in which the water moved the paint.
I have been super busy among other things painting. My teacher and friend challenged me to go altogether non-objective and do as many paintings as possible. I completed 50 in a little over a week. It is amazing what one can come up with. Most of the pieces were done wet into wet and pouring. This painting is one of them. It is a 16x20 done in watercolors only.
I was awarded the Sunshine Award by a fellow artist, Ann Rogers. It was so graceful of her and I shall pass it to others. The artists receiving the Sunshine awards are: Kim Conrad Autumn Liz Blu Gary Dominique
In last Sunday's edition of The Asheville Citizen-Times Newspaper, I was honored to have my work featured in the Portfolio column of the Art's Section! I believe by double clicking, you will be able to read the article. "Summer Bride" is a favorite painting of mine and It's always nice to have one's work recognized!
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.