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