Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Magic in the Mountains

I really love this magical meadow painted in acrylic. When I added the distant mountains the whole piece came together. It's a little different color combination which is very effective.
"Magic in the Mountains" • Original acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang • 20" x 20"
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Flying Above the Marsh

I started this piece as a workshop demo. I really liked it and decided to finish. I added the sparkle on the water and some purple in the foreground water. I thought the purple would be too much but it really adds depth. I looked at this piece for awhile and thought it looked empty so I added the bird. A few highlights on the grasses and twigs and everything works!
"Flying Above the Marsh" • Original Acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang • 12" x 12"

Monday, July 9, 2018

Dancing Hellebore

This piece began with a fluid acrylic background which shows here and there. I really enjoyed working with these colors to make a really special piece,
"Dancing Hellebore" • Original acrylic on 3/4" cradled wood • 8" x 8"

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Warm Light in the Mountains

I really love this piece! The unusual color combination really works. I guess it's just a variation or the triad purple, green and orange but somehow with all of the colors being sort of muted they really pop together. This piece just makes me want to hop in the painting and go sit somewhere or maybe hike to that field where all of the light is.
"Warm Light in the Mountains" • Original Acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides • 12" x12"
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tangles and Magic

I've been enjoying working with the interesting shapes of fern  and maple leaves. I combined both in this piece to show the tangled up foliage that you can see in the woods. I used gouache for some of the light areas in the birds and inbetween the leaves. Twigs and saplings weave through the piece.I enjoyed working with color changes from red to green. There's a little shimmer here and there. Some of the original textured wash shows as well.
"Tangles & Magic" • Original watercolor and gouache on 100% cotton paper • 16" x 20"

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ferns & Woods & Magic

"Ferns & Woods & Magic" • Original watercolor and gouache on 100% cotton paper • 13" x 20"
This is my latest piece! Just finished it today!!!!! It started out in my backyard with a lot of paint and plant pressings. It was a challenge to finish but I really love it! What do you think?


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Fields & Flowers

I began this piece with washes over rough press handmade paper. The texture of the paper shows through the washes. I used white gouache to add the flowers.
Each edge has a deckle and due to the uniqueness of this paper, the measurements aren't exact.
"Fields & Flowers" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton handmade paper • 9.25" x 12"
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