Continuing to showcase a few of these that I have done on heavy paper. It is Arches 156lb acid free watercolor paper often gessoed before painting on it. A friend pointed out to me how it reminded her of the coastline near Sydney, thus the title. I just love to play with color, shapes, line, etc., it's an adventure for me. Where ever the painting takes you, well that's your adventure!! Enjoy.
I keep meaning to get back to painting abstracts in the red color palettes, but the bright summer colors continue to emerge. This is one of a small series of paintings that I have done on heavy 156lb Arches acid free watercolor paper. Price is great for this size, but they do need to be framed, mounted or whatever creative way you might find to display them. I reminded here of a garden...can you find the tulips? I will initial these on the front, sign on the back.
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Reminiscent of a sunset...all so beautiful and each one unique. The title for this one was a collaboration between grandpa and grand-daughter. The former saw a sunset and the other saw blooms. Together we have "Sunset Blooms. Perfect.
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I just paint! Whatever happens is what happens. This one is a small painting but it has lots of layers (paint) creating lots of surface texture. It wasn't that it was intentional, it's just that it took that long for this painting to emerge. Some are quick to find, other's take time. I would define it as not only having RICH color, but also a rich surface texture. It can be seen by clicking on the zoom feature in my website or click here to see it. What do you think?!
SO, in titling I turned to my hubby who titles the majority of my paintings. Once in awhile, I come up with a good one. smile. Anyway, often he will asked, 'so, what does it remind you of?' To which I replied, 'can't you see it?!' 'it's like swampy, there's a tree, water, kinda has a southern feel to it'. Immediately, he came up with "Bayou"...and that's why we call him 'title man'!
Often times, people will want to know what an artist's thoughts are while painting. With this one it was with the people that are now fighting to survive in the mess that a socialist government leaning towards dictatorship has created. Having been born a duo citizen the Venezuelan in me is heart broken for what the people in Caracas are enduring. Prayers for these people and the country are interwoven into each brushstroke of this painting. Pray for Venezuela. May they be uplifted.
Titled "Motif" but Cadbury might just be a better fit. My color palette totally changed on a binge with Cadbury eggs. I don't keep sweet around anymore, but I caved in and bought a bag of Cadbury Eggs this year. My favorites and you know there only available one time of year. So secretly kept them in the glove box of my car. For weeks I had done fine with just 2-3, ok 4-5 a day. I was to about a good handful when I binged on the remainder. Next day I go to continue work on a painting and the color palette TOTALLY changed on me. I stood back and thought, "oh my...it's those Cadbury eggs!" ha
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The latest figurative painting completed recently as a commission for my water aerobics instructor, Margaret. Having gone through my website, she fell in love with a painting that I had done years ago of my daughter, Emma. It reminded her of her own daughter, Tamara. I knew she wanted it to be similar, but at the same time I wanted this painting to have a life of it's own. So, I also worked with the original photograph of Emma and the bike. She also asked if I couldn't perhaps make the skin color just a little darker. As I was painting, I realized that I had never mixed color for black skin. Had to google it! Why had I never done this before? I loved the richness of the colors. There wasn't much skin to cover with this painting but I mixed SO much paint just enjoying the learning process. Thank you, Margaret! Hope your enjoying "Bicycle Girl" up there on your mantel!!
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This painting was a work in progress for many, many months. It was one that I picked up to paint from time to time, ( about 6 months in the making!) unlike the majority of my paintings. It was an experiment in working with a different support. I purchased several large wooden cradle boards from a local business. The surface was gessoed to begin. It was different working on wood rather than a canvas. I believe that is why I would leave it for a time as it just wasn't my comfort zone. Something different.
I did not begin with a plan for a black and white painting, it just worked out that way. Because I work with so much color, black and white is always a challenge for me as I feel as if my hands have been tied. With this one the black and whites went in towards the last. I am really happy with the results!
Commission I'm posting the second of two paintings commissioned by Brian and Alexandra. I actually painted this one first. The inspiration for it was from "Gold Rush". The two paintings were to be different yet still go together. Scroll down to see "Archetype". Rich colors were built up layer by layer creating lots of real surface texture. Funny story here. Brian and I had a mix up when communicating a problem that he saw on the right side of the painting with what appear to be shapes that looked like c/o. I searched and searched and could not find what he was pointing out. Finally, I wrote back with I can only find what your talking about on the left side of the painting. Right away he realized the problem. Turned out working in the medical profession he reads images turned around as if from the back side. lol. My left is his right and vice versa. After having gotten a few minor details adjusted we were done. I say we, because both paintings were a collaboration between myself and this wonderful couple that I feel I got to know along the way. This painting is now hanging in their home. More of my abstract paintings can be seen: here
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