Thursday, April 9, 2009

Retro in black and colors

Retro WIP

I know its out of focus - so sorry about that. I'm hoping this all works out in time as my eyes recover from the surgery...

This is a continuation of my current work with unstretched canvas. In total its a bit bigger than 8 x 10 probably... I haven't measured. And its on raw unprimed unstreteched canvas... Which is really interesting and I like the color.

I think I will be leaving this one be. Now all I have to do is figure out whats involved with stretching.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Zen in red and gold

Zen feelings in Red and gold

This is one I've been working on and finished this morning. I added a dusting of powdered metallic pigment for the glow it needed. Its 1 ft by 2 ft on birch wood.

How do you show off your paintings?

This is still drying and the blog will be updated for sale availability. Contact me.

Rainforest 1 ft x 2 ft on birch wood panel

Rainforest - full shot

I've been working on this one for a few weeks to add the definition it needed. This was a painting that needed some definition. Some high lights and low lights and some place to rest your eyes between all that green.

Its a bit easier to see how it came together in the close ups.

Rainforest - new close - up

Rainforest - new close - up

Painting is still drying and will be available. Contact me if you are interested.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Retro paint doodles....

Paint on raw unprimed, unstretched canvas.... an experiment that's working for me.

Retro idea part 2

Retro idea...

more to come.... The Crazy Suburban Mom

Candy Explosion!

Candy Explosion in acrylic paint on wood...

This is a follow up image - an attempt to better show the layers of clear color and iridescent and translucent colors in this painting.

It's better but still much prettier in person. Very girly, I'd call it. It's 1 foot by 1 foot on a birch wood panel. With Gobs of textured acrylic medium to get the layers... and lots of candy colors.

Its really a happy happy thing! In fact its so happy I painted the sides and back pink as well.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Zen gold on red

This is a wip because I'm missing the gold I need to make the gold really gold. I think this need a real metallic (another one that needs a metallic .... I see a pattern here).

Other than that I think I'm going to leave it be...

This is about a foot by two feet on a birch wood panel. The background had layers of reds, browns, oranges and yellows to achieve the layered deep reds.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

putty on red and blue

This was done on a panel that I prepainted with rusts and a bit of blue. In some places you can still see the colors come through - It looked like an old weathered plank before I started painting.

It has a very red white and blue feel but folksier... More rustic.

The full painting is on a one foot by two foot birch wood panel.