Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Splash of Color

Splash of Color, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $125 (framed)
Nope. Our foliage hasn't started to do this yet - except for a few trees in the swampier areas of the state - but it is coming soon. It is hard to believe that summer is already almost over. I am slowly making my way back to my studio. It's time to get back to work after a couple of months of gardening, bicycling, grilling, and beaches. My first priority is to make sure I get some paintings ready for my gallery, Frog Hollow, in Burlington, Vt.

One aspect of summer's end that I am looking forward to is the September 2016 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge. It starts on September 1. This will be my sixth time doing the Challenge which occurs each year in January and September. It is sponsored by Leslie Saeta. I haven't figured out what my theme will be yet - I have a couple more weeks to decide. I believe having a theme in mind makes it easier to complete the challenge, so I will definitely spend some time on this.

Notes on this painting: This painting was painted using a palette knife and squeegee. I am slowly learning to let the paint direct the painting to some extent. That means I apply acrylic paint and move it around with the squeegee and knife.  Then I decide what needs to be done to make sense of the shapes and colors that result. This painting is available through Frog Hollow (contact: or (802) 863-6458.)

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