|Doodling, Acrylic on Gessoed Watercolor Paper, 7"x5", NFS|
Monday, February 12, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
|XOXO, Acrylic on Gessoed Watercolor Paper, 5"x7", NFS|
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day TenThis one was a struggle. I wanted to do some Valentine-y with hearts and Xs and Os. The background got painted a bunch of times to get the feeling right - not too many hard edges or weird patches of color. In the end, I think it came out OK.
Friday, February 9, 2018
|Spiraling Inward, Acrylic on Gessoed Watercolor Paper, 7"x5", NFS|
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day NineThis painting reminds me of a log cabin quilt with its inwardly spiraling paint strokes.The colors are mostly Phthalo Blue and Alizarin Crimson - my camera and Photoshop truly hate this combination - I always struggle to get these colors to photograph properly. In the painting, the inner-most blue strips have a pale greenish cast.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
|Sunny Day, Acrylic on Canvas, 10"x8", NFS|
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day EightI decided to redo the portrait from the other day. There was a lot that was right in that but also a lot that was wrong. This is a lot better and feels a lot more natural. I've been trying to really focus on creating a painterly look while capturing the way a person normally appears. I find that I'm put off by very stiff, formal portraits even though the paint handling and accuracy are superb. I've got a long way to go, but as they say, "practice makes perfect."
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
|Chain Link Fence, Acrylic on Gessoed Watercolor Paper, 7"x5", $50|
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day SevenThe patterns on this painting remind my of chain link fences, hence the name. I like the roughness of the texture. It started out quite differently with strong lines and defined spaces, but I didn't like it at all. There are only two things you can do when that happens - paint over it, or throw it out.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
|Window, Acrylic on Gessoed Watercolor Paper, 7"x5", $50|
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Day 6
This painting started as a collection of brush strokes using mostly pure pigments. The red and gold on white gesso just glows. I messed with it for a while creating shapes and painting over them. Fortunately I had the good sense to leave the gold and red patch in the middle. Although it is always a challenge to decide when I am done with an abstract, I have decided this one stops here.
Monday, February 5, 2018
|Highlights, Acrylic on Canvas, 10"x8", NFS|