Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Preparing for an exhibit...

My husband and I returned late yesterday afternoon from a wonderful week in Door County, WI. The weather was lovely and we saw so many awesome plein air paintings that were painted as part of the Door County Plein Air Festival

Today its back to reality! 
I will be the featured artist at Raven's Wish Gallery in Janesville, WI in Sept. 2017. My delivery date is August 23rd!! This afternoon I have been taking inventory of finished paintings, paintings that need to be finished, paintings that need a title, paintings that need a wire, paintings that need a photo taken, ....and on and on and on. I now have a good idea of what I need to accomplish; the biggest task will be to finish 3 medium size and 3 very small paintings in the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned and wish me luck!

"Homage to Dandelion" 36 x 36" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.
This is my largest abstract to date.
And, yes there is a bit of Crayola Dandelion Crayon in the composition.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Collage - 30 Paintings Jan. 2017

Here is a collage of my 30 paintings for January 2017.

I am not too skilled in doing this sort thing but here it is. I could have taken days to rearrange the images, but I didn't. On to more painting!
 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 30 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 30 - No title yet.
11" x 11" - Acrylic on Paper





This started with lots of black mark making and a Green and Gold glaze over it. Black, White, Grey and Red were then added (multiple times with scraping). There was a lot more Grey which I painted over with White. 
I happy that I posted 30 paintings this month. I think I learned a lot!
Thank you all for reading my blog postings and viewing my art. Comments have been wonderful, thank you for that as well!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Day 29 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 29 - No title yet.
8" x 8" - Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

 I started this earlier this month and other than the texture that I observe I don't remember what else I did to start. I did use some Teal and Red mixed together to get the color that is most predominate and then added accents of each of those colors while thinking about a cruciform composition. "Harbor Lights" as a title popped into my head and then I just had to add the bits of Yellow and Creamy White. I find it harder to use palette knives on stretched canvas but like the advantage of not having to mat and frame. One more day; I can do this!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Day 28 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 28 - No title yet.
22" x 15" - Acrylic on Arches 140 HP





Mark making under it all. Opaque and transparent paint over the top. Two or three applications of Black, White and Green applied with palette knife, brush, and moved around in some places with paper towel and baby wipes. I enjoy the texture of this piece.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Day 27 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 27 - No title yet.
11" x 11" - Acrylic on paper





This started with a lot of black mark making using acrylic paint pens and black acrylic paint applied with a stick and different brushes. Then I washed on some diluted red, green and gold. The paper was a complete mess by that point! My next step was to cover over most everything with Black, White, Grey and the one area of Light Green using a palette knife. I let some of the under painting show through and did some scraping and scratching so the colors did not look too flat. I not sure that this is done. The large black shape on the right might need to be changed. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Day 26 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 26 - No title yet.
12" x 9" - Acrylic on paper





I started this one last week and worked on it some this afternoon. I'm not sure if its finished; I see a couple of edges I may want to adjust.
Black, White, Grey and Green layers of paint applied with bristle brush and palette knife. Texture created by scraping with palette knife and other tools.