5"x 7" acrylic on canvas - "Landscape with Orange". I finished this piece a while back, but am finally about to list it. You'll be able to find it in my Etsy shop.
6" x 6" acrylic on canvas - "Sea Storm" - available here
It is now week 2 of the 29Faces challenge, and I have to admit it has definitely been a challenge, My subject of choice is usually much more abstract, and either a tree or a skyline, or even the moon and stars. So, when I tell my brain that we are going to draw a face and not a group of purple trees, my brain does this rebelling thing for a bit, and then gets to work. Some of the results of last week's let's-draw-faces-and-not-trees arguments are below:
Also, in keeping with my personal challenge and promise to make more art this year, I finished two small acrylics on canvas this weekend, I haven't named them yet, other than the tree one and the building one. They need better names.
My daily trips to Design Seeds recently brought me to this rather stormy looking palette, Global Hues. I love the deep blues and greens. They remind me of the ocean, or a storm...or both?
In my mind's eye I see water, land and sky all converging, blues and greens and even grays mingling together. In fact, for the first time in a very long time, I've titled my piece before I've finished it!
Experimenting with acrylic washes
A wash is simply a little bit of paint mixed with something to make it thinner and more transparent. Mix a little bit of acrylic with a bigger bit of water or extender and you've got an acrylic wash. Okay, so it might be a bit more complicated than that, technically speaking....or is it?
I recently decided to try something new, and decided to try incorporating washes into my paintings. The cityscape above started out like this:
In the last few weeks I have been working on small format art pieces, namely ACEOs or "art cards". The results have been quite vibrant and colorful!
The pieces were inspired partially by snippets of views into the forests that grow nearby, further fueled by an artist's vivid imagination.
All ACEOs in this series are original works and are available for purchase.
The Other Side - $100
Even though I'm not the best at unique, catchy titles, I am excited to announce a new series of small canvas paintings - all cosmic or space themed. They will range in size from 3" x 3" square, up to 12" x 12" square. At the moment, I have completed several smaller paintings, which are available for sale.
I will be adding more to this new series in the coming weeks, and I hope to have quite a number of original paintings for you to choose from.
Today was the deadline for the Maine Art Gallery's Illustrated Passages exhibition - to be shown from August 27th through September 22nd.
The focus of this exhibition is to showcase art that has been produced or which represents a quote taken from literature.
I chose my quotes from three very differing minds: William Shakespeare, Kurt Vonnegut, and Carl Sandburg.
This acrylic canvas painting is based on a Kurt Vonnegut quote - "Time is liquid. One moment is no more important than any other and all moments quickly run away"
I expected to be working on this particular piece for quite a while, but the longest portion of the work was actually in my head. Once I began painting, everything seemed to fall into place.
I'm realizing that it's nearly mid-August, and time to start either gathering or making new pieces for September competitions! I'll be posting ones that I find interesting very soon!
I am a self-taught artist, using my creative and sometimes bizarre mind to come up with colors, shapes and scenes and transferring them from my my mind to a canvas or piece of paper. I love to experiment with different styles, colors, media and shapes in my artwork, so you might find me listing acrylics one week, watercolor the next, and then a mixed media collage after that. I create art because I love it - it makes me happy. I'm here to share that enjoyment with others.