7.5 by 9.5 in off white mat 11 by 14 Acrylic on paper. $ 60.00
I like to paint abstracts and allow myself to use texture, color and contrast to suggest a narrative.
8 by 10 $75.00 Acrylic on wood
I really had the urge to paint tonight, I guess this is a feeling that most painters feel. The need to create. Its like an addiction. Its almost midnight so I’ll say ….
Good night all.
P.S. there is a BIG storm outside at the moment. I love the rain,,, thunder, not so much.
7 by 10 $70.00 Acrylic on gessoed masonite.
No koi in these folks… sorry.
This is from the tribute to “Monet” pond series. I’ve painted a blue one, a lavender and now a green one. I added a little brown to off set all that green. I think the contrast is nice. Contrast is my favorite element of art. I like opposites I guess.
It was a beautiful day here in South Carolina, the lake was full of boaters. I would venture to guess not nearly as many as in previous years, perhaps the high cost of gas is hurting some folks and they decided to just have a cook out and bar be que some dogs or burgers out in the back yard. I was invited to canoe down the Catawba River but decided to work in my yard. Usually I just have to put in a few days and its good all year. So far Its coming along. I’ll take some more photos of it so you can see how things are growing. I fell asleep for a few minutes out on the back deck this afternoon. The sound of water bubbling and the birds, it was really calm. I repotted the plants I bought yesterday and fed all my plants. My dogs thought it was too hot so I sent them in the house. They love the good ole AC. Who doesn’t! I’m going to work on my larger project tonight its coming along too. I’ll post it’s progress in about an hour. I worked on it till 11 pm last night and would have worked on it longer but everyone wanted to go to bed.
you can see my wip (work in progress) at http://h20color.wordpress.com
Five inches by five inches acrylic on illustration board. $35.00
This is matted in a white mat and looks great!
This little painting is an abstract and is part of the ancient ritual series. This series if you don’t know and aren’t a regular visitor, is basically about how we mark the passing of time and the events in our lives with ritual. I thought I was finished with this series but every now and then another one just appears on my easel. Like magic.
I had a wonderful day today, it started out with me getting up at the crack of dawn to go into Charlotte NC for a life drawing session. The session went very well and I hung around the gallery talking to the host thinking that perhaps a customer may come in to view and possibly buy one of my larger works. That didn’t materialized. Just down the street from the Art league is a small farmer’s market so I walked down there and wouldn’t you know it, a sudden squall came up and luckily they had tents, so I walked thru the tables of flowers and cakes, vegetables and of course fruit. I bought some organic lettuce and some other vegetables, talked a bit, the usual “wow isn’t this weather crazy?” and just like always the storm blew over almost as fast as it came in and it was only sprinkling as I walked back to my car.
Size 7 by 8 inches mixed media on gessoed masonite 45.00
This painting is part of my ancient ritual series. It’s an abstract series exploring the use of ritual to mark the passing of time and the events in our lives. With the events in my life these past weeks, I would venture to guess this piece is in response to those feelings.
Watching Koi you find yourself calming down your heart rate slows and you become mezmerized by their movement, & the reflections of the water.
Some of the Koi seem to have personalities which I wouldn’t have believe till I saw this for myself. They are very eagar to come when called in hopes of getting dinner. They also have a pack type metality with some fish being bossy and others being shy or frightened.
Acrylic on wood panel. 8 by 8 $50.00
I have a thesis student I have been working with and today I ‘m pretty sure her project is complete. She has been painting watercolor paintings using parts of the human body ( like finger prints) juxtaposed or layered over things in nature like the growth rings in a tree. This is to convey our connection to nature and the earth. I’ll post some of her paintings tomorrow. Their interesting and thought provoking.
This is the the finished painting I started earlier this week. Its painted in acrylic on wood. I didn’t gesso the wood but just gave it a light sanding. I painted the background and allowed it to dry, then I painted the fish. When the fish was dry I sprayed light green and blue from squirt bottles to set the fish back a bit. Last I used white ink and spattered and painted the white specks. I like it. It has a fantasy type look to it. I may give the underside of the Koi a glaze of blue but I’m not sure just yet. we’ll see.
This painting is one that I started a few weeks ago and wanted to change the small fish on the upper left hand side of the painting. You can go to my painting a week blog to see it as it used to be. http://h20color.wordpress.com
It’s acrylic on masonite and is 24 by 24 ready to be framed. If you would like to buy this painting the price is $400.00 I’ll let it dry tonight and varnish it tomorrow.
I used my daily painting time this afternoon to get this piece finished.
I need to get it moved out of my painting area, it takes up too much space.