Saturday, October 23, 2010
This small painting 8x10 was done in honor of Artist's Day which is Monday. It is a multilayered painting and it began with leaves collected on a walk around home. I pasted the leaves to get texture and then I put pastels and acrylics to finish it and give the feeling of Fall as I look at it through my studio window and really all through the house windows.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
After a summer of enjoying birds . the wise little dears are now gone. But we humans will remember then and wish for their return.This is a mixed media work. Background was poured in watercolors and then the line applied with black pastel. The white trees were applied with FW white ink.This painting is small a 9x10.
I just completed this painting and may publish another photo of this painting. It took a while to get the desired effect. I started with a loose wet in wet background and after a day or two applied the cheese cloth which I secured to the support with matt medium diluted.I painted some of the rose colors and colors some ink on the cheesecloth. After a few days I applied more paint,darks with indigo and then just played with it till I got the painting. The title is a bit elusive as is the painting. Perhaps a distant memory of some flowers. Mixed media. 16x20.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Here I am having a great time doing a demo for the Smoky Mountains Art League in Bryson City. I had a great audience and got to share some of the experimental art techniques I have been using in my paintings. There were still many other techniques that were not shown because of time. Visit my blogs at Artist International Gallery and Daily Painters International Gallelry as well.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This article appeared in the Asheville Citizen on Friday announcing a demo that I will do tomorrow at the Swain Co. Center for the Arts in Bryson City,NC. I will demo some of my favorite techniques for using watermedia.Will report on how it goes because watermedia paintings are unpredictable.That is the fun and challenge of it.