Thursday, September 29, 2016
I'm taking a little break from the art scene. I haven't felt the desire to paint at all. These phases happen and I'm good with it. I will post some art journal pages from time to time but painting is on hold.
Lately, I've been diving deep into photography. It's fun, has immediate results and there's so much to learn. I have a few cameras now and learning how to use each one has been very enjoyable. If you'd like to follow along, I'll be here exploring new avenues.
Thank you for following! I haven't stopped making art; just going down a different path for awhile. I hope to see you at the new blog!
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
12" x 12" Mixed Media on Wood
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
-- Robert Frost
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
12" x 12, Mixed Media on Wood Panel
This is a painting I did as an assignment for a class taught by Nicholas Wilton. I'm learning a ton! We had to use a limited palette this week of black, white, dark red and yellow ochre (and any colors that resulted from mixing them). I wrote out Mary Oliver's famous poem "Wild Geese" many, many times in the hair of the figure. This one is hanging in my study.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
8" x 8" oil/wax on cradled panel
I'm still learning to manipulate the oil paint and cold wax medium. It is definitely different! But I have a few experiments going that I like. This was not one of them. Ha! But it was a learning experience and that is always helpful moving forward.
Friday, April 1, 2016
I just finished another amazing class with Misty Mawn. I always come away inspired after her yearly workshop. This one was no different.
She introduced a new (to me) technique of working with pastels and I loved the effects. These two stylized portraits, using Andy Warhol as a reference image, were done with that technique. It's fun drawing and re-drawing the same image just to see how it differs each time. And painting with the pastels was just the icing on the cake.
Although my work is shifting in lots of different directions lately, I will always come back to the portrait for the pure enjoyment of it. I love drawing and painting faces and then collecting my paintings into a "rogue's gallery" that I thoroughly enjoy looking through. ;)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
12" x 6" Cold wax and oil
I thought I would try an abstract beach scene while thinking about warmer weather on the way. Still playing with oil and cold wax. I love the medium. It makes it a lot easier to paint with oils without having to worry about the amount of solvent vs. oil, etc. Just use oil and cold wax. Boom. Drying time is faster too.
I have about five more in progress with this medium. Wanting to really experiment with some things and how they react together. Always fun to just play without worrying about the outcome. I will post if any of them turn out. ;)