Friday, July 16, 2010

Blue Net


A collage in mixed media 9x12.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Blue and Gold Dream

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.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Golden Rush, An Acrylic Painting by Silvia Williams

This image is 9x12. It is an acrylic on canvas. REminded me of the fields here in Spring time. It has multi layers.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blue Woods

Measurements are 18x24 , acrylycs on canvas. This painting started with a pouring of various colors and then it went through a lot of layers, must have four or five. I finally settled on this image .

Friday, June 11, 2010

Reflections Series, No. 2

This is painting number 2 of the series Reflections, It is 8x10. The painting was made of left over watercolors and finished with tissue paper as well as the potato sack net.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Romantic Nights in Spain, Series One

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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In the Net

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.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Reflection Series Two

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.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


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.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Turquoise Jewels

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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yellow and Red Floral Space

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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

On the Half Shell

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.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

At The Candy Store, continuing Life with Papa Series

This is a small collage belonging to the series Life with Papa. Measures 9x12

Thursday, May 13, 2010

At the Beach

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.

Life with Papa, Hopscotch

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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blue and Pink Friends, from a series of Life with Papa

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.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Purples and Yellows in a Square Setting

This painting is done in mixed media. Measures 4.5 x4.5 . It is part of a square series of paintings .

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Color Chase, A Contemporary Watercolor

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 .

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rock Phenomena

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.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Light Mood

This is a small painting 9x12 in mixed media. Just an interesting study in blues and light browns.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Purple Interlude

This is part of the challenge with my instructor. It is a mixed media work 15x11 . I used acrylics, a mixed of several watercolors in cool colors, alcohol drops and ink.Visit

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Turning Point, A mixed media painting by Silvia Williams

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.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Continuing the Quest

This mixed media collage is part of the floating series I am working on. It is 8x10.Enjoyed piecing together the various materials including pieces of a photograph of a painting of mine.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Circle Time

Mixed media, 9x12

A multi layer painting of mixed media. I finally got the colors I wanted and then made the circles with gesso.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Part One Brown and Blue Series

This is the first one which is 18x7. The other parts posted are small and make a tryptich. They are part of my Turn Around Series. Am going in a new direction.

Brown and Blue Series, Part of Triptych

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.

Triptich Finale, Blue and Brown Series

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.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Broken String, Mixed Media

7x11 multimedia
This is another painting based on music. I thought it reminded me of a violin string that has broken. Lots of layers and splatters and finally the black line. Such fun.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Musical Train

5x7 collage

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.

New Photo

I tried to change the photo at beginning of blog, but was unable to do so. Am painting in this photo -not doing realistic stuff now.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chinatown Two

This is A watermedia work, 15x11. Using wet in wet. I let the paint suggest the subject.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chinatown Abstract

15x11 multimedia

I printed the image out of focus because I like the feel of it. It has inks, watercolors, acrylics and comb use.

Fantasy Tapestry

15x22 multimedia

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.

Blue Mood


Acrylics and watercolors were used wet in wet.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Purple Wrapped around Turquoise

Ah 18x7 watermedia work

I liked the way the drop of color formed around the washes. Always with the images of sea in mind.

Blue Loving Red

18x7 watermedia

I combined these favorite colors using wet in wet and pouring. After the paint dried, I place the lines with FW white ink.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Distant Music, A Mixed Media Work

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.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Abstract 56

22x30 watercolors

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.

Monday, March 22, 2010

By the Sea Remembrance

15x11 watercolor

Having spent many years of my life by the sea, I think it is ingrained in me, at least, the colors are. Using the wet-in-wet method with pouring paint, provided the means of achieving this memory.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Color Magic

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.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Neighbors, A Contemporary Watercolor

15x22 Watercolor on Arches Paper. Inspired by memories of West Coast.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trumpets Away

9x12 color pencils on paper

Next to art music is my passion. I love Cuban and Spanish music and they both use the trumpet a lot. Overwhelmed with feeling, I painted this from imagination.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Little Happiness

15x11 watercolor and ink

This painting reflects an ambivalance-gloomy times and a ray of happiness. I resolved a personal issue.Done wet in wet and after dried doodled with the inks-a favorite technique.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunshine Award

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

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Asheville Citizen Times Story

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!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


15x11 watercolors

I felt in the mood to slide painting using wet paper. I dropped the colors , manipulated the paint by moving the support and liked the effect. I added some accents in colors I like.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Red Buds Remembered


18x24 oil on canvas

Remembering Spring and awaiting it , I painted these trees as I remembered them.
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