Saturday, September 8, 2018

New Paintings!

I finished these last week and I really love them so I thought I'd post them. Both are acrylic on canvas and each has a wonderful and unique mood. I was really trying to pay attention to color and brushwork and I'm pleased with the results.
What do you think?
"Hellebore Mood" Original acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrap canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
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"Listening to the Breeze" Original acrylic on .75 wrapped canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Plein Air Class

We were fortunate to have lovely weather to paint by the river this morning. We talked about the scenery being a little like a buffet table, there's so much, what do you paint! Basically if you can simplify your image the painting goes easier. Below are the results of our work! Every piece looks BEAUTIFUL!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Summer Pansies

I was outside painting my pansies yesterday and they were SO BEAUTIFUL! Today it was a little smoky and cloudy so I brought a couple of pansies indoors and painted them. I think my attempt today turned out better with brighter colors. I've been experimenting with letting the paint flow more and leaving some softer edges. It's such a balancing act, what to define and what to leave softer.
"Summer Pansies" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton paper • 7,5" x 5.5"
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Getting Together

Lately I've been working with acrylic inks. I love their brightness!!!!! I've used iridescent ink in the beginning wash for this piece. The iridescent inks are heavier and settle differently on the paper. I love the beginning wash and decided to add leaves and birds. I started that with watercolor and then added more ink on top. I think this composition really works and the colors sing!
"Getting Together" • Original mixed watermedia on 100% cotton paper • 11" x 15"
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Monday, August 20, 2018

New pieces

I've been reading Jean Haines new book "Atmospheric Flowers" which is a really inspiring book. In these recent watercolors I've been attempting to work a bit more loosely and more colorfully and to be mindful of the power of suggestion.
"Blues & Greens" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton paper • 4.37"  3.37"
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"Tints of Orange" • Original watercolor and gouache on 100% cotton paper • 7.37" x 5.5"
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hellebores in Miniature

I've been painting small hellebore pieces on 4" x 4" canvases using different compositions and color combinations. For the centers of the main flowers I've been using a little iridescent paint to add just a touch of sparkle.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dancing Flowers in the Home of the Ravens

I really wanted to watercolor today before I began painting with acrylics. (I have 3 that need finishing.) Watercolor seems so flowy and it's easy to get lost in the colors and the process. I began with an idea to paint grasses. I wanted to lift bits here and there and I decided to use my new calligraphy brush for the sticks and twigs. I decided it needed the birds when I was nearly finished to give a sense of space and maybe purpose. This is kind of a dreamy piece and rather ethereal. It's a high key piece that I think has enough information in it to let the viewer wander around and dream.
"Dancing Flowers in the Home of the Ravens" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton paper • 7.5" x 11.25"
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