Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Transient State" Mixed Media Abstract Painting

This painting is actually a re-do of an older piece.  It looks completely different.  It seems that my work is ever changing and evolving.  I have been working on this one for a couple of weeks.  I have another transitional piece that I am also working on that is about half way done I think.  I will post it when it is finished unless it turns into a fiasco.  This is done in acrylic over the textures of the previous work.  Lots of luminosity from the composition gold leaf.  Multiple acrylic glazes and washes were applied for depth.  The red part reminds me of an obi made of silk.  The stretched canvas measures 20 x 24 x .5.  Gloss finish. Available for purchase on my website.  Hope you enjoy what remains of the weekend.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Serendipity" Abstract Painting

We've all had to photograph difficult paintings before.  This one was a bugger!  I took pics of this piece all over the place!  My usual spot is the sun porch but I was determined to try to get a photo that showed off all the shimmer and glow.  I took multiple images on the sun porch and in various locations all around the yard! I took photos on different days and I took photos at different times. I did everything except stand on my head on this one!   I end up liking some things on each photo but not others.  Either the color is off or there is too much glare or the beautiful shimmer gets lost.  Anyway, after going around and around I finally decided on this one.  My second diptych.  Each canvas measures 12 x 25 x 1.5  I think they make a pretty pair:)   I used acrylic paints and mediums.  I still need to paint the sides black.  Still dwelling in the abstract zone! Not much else new going on.  Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.  Thanks for visiting my blog.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Light-Years To Epsilon" Abstract Expressionism Painting

A light-year is actually a unit of distance.  It is the distance that light can travel in 1 year.  Sometimes we feel like our goals seem to be light-years away.  Epsilon Eridani is the closest star known to have a planet.  Each goal, each milestone can become our own personal Epsilon.  Science lesson aside, always remember that the light eventually reaches its destination.  It's just having the patience to get there!  Enjoy that journey!

This piece is done on 12x12x1 cradled wood panel.  Acrylic paints and mediums embellished with collage elements.  This was a commission piece for one of my daughters and is therefore sold.  Thank you for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Three Blind Mice" Abstract Expressionism Painting

This is the first real diptych that I have ever done.  I used lots of acrylic paints, mediums and glazes to achieve depth and rich color.  Red can be a bit out of my comfort zone.  For some reason I am more comfortable in the blue zone but I have been really enjoying mixing it up a bit.  I am absolutely falling in love with abstract painting.  For me it almost becomes an expression conjured up from somewhere deep inside that just transforms onto the canvas.  I still keep the rules of painting in mind but man do I bend them!  You can push it to the limit, then knock it back, then push it again!  It can be deep sometimes, light and spontaneous at other.  All I know is I find it very freeing.  It has put some fun back into my work. And I think that is what painting is all about.  This one is 34 x 17 x 1.5.  I meant for the piece to be hung vertically but it could actually be hung any way. I pushed the pieces together but they also look great with a space between them.

 I am re-doing my website right now.  It is taking some time, but I think I like the new format much better.  I will hopefully have it back up and running soon.  Until the next time...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beautiful Lake Erie

Took some family time this week.  I am just getting back into the studio tomorrow.  I have two pieces at the very beginning stages started and am anxious to get back to them.  Last week my daughter, Mom and I went down to the beach to collect beach glass and watch the sunset.  It is so peaceful being by the water.  I want to share a couple of pics.

Lake Erie Sunset.  Lots of seagulls!

Me waiting for the sunset.  You can never wear too many pairs of glasses.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"No Mercy" Mixed Media Abstract Painting

This painting is done using the same techniques I have used in the previous ones.  I actually referred to a color wheel online and that is where the color combo came from.  It was a little out of my element but I am happy with the outcome.  Sometimes under layers can be a bit loud but in the end it all came together.  High gloss finish.  It is 17x17x1.5 gallery wrap canvas.  Available on my website.
Mercy is compassion and forgiveness given even when the other person is totally wrong.  It's not always easy to show mercy but it sure is a blessing when your the one who needs it.  Peace to you and thanks for visiting my blog.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"Bizarre" Mixed Media Abstract

"Round and round and round she goes,
Where she stops?
Nobody knows!"

More abstract expressionism from yours truly.  This new series of paintings has put a blast of fun into my work and I am enjoying it immensely.  These works are many, many layers but I think my favorite part of all is the spontaneous shapes created with the fluid acrylic.  It becomes creative play and it's like a big breath of fresh air.  Why so many circles?  I read that the circle is a symbol of eternity, wholeness, protection and unity.  No end and no beginning, just like a dream. I'm not going to analyze.  It's just the direction my art is taking right now.  This piece contains collage, comp silver leaf, acrylic paints and mediums and a little shimmer.  Lots of depth with glazes. Now I need to get out there & start selling art.  I wish everyone a great weekend and thanks for visiting my blog!