Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Sometimes a subject is intriguing enough to explore over several art sessions. Overlapping circular shapes caught my interest. I like the weaving through of images and colors. Years ago I used a series of acrylic circles in an altered book which gave the effect of a chain.
As i am experimenting with watercolor abstracts this series fits into my style. Using the black ink to ouline the watercolor shapes makes the layering jump. I can see a few more days of this can be fun. Then I plan to concentrate on landscapes again.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
This little sketch is from a photo taken by my aunt on one of our outings. I dont think she ever painted it but i remember she sold lots of cards with this photo at the art shows in Santa Cruz and Carmel areas. Sometimes we would sketch but other times we just snapped photos and had a picnic lunch. They were really special times.
This morning I based this little sketch on a picture from an old art magazine. 1982. That was one of my cancer years. I didnt pick up a paint brush until chemo was over and I was well enough to function again. In those days I painted in oil. If I had tried my hand at watercolor sketches - i could have painted daily. Woulda, coulda, shoulda moment. Lol. I probably pulled this out for an oil painting as the palette is interesting. It was fun to capture in simple watercolors.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Sunday, April 30, 2017
A new toy in my studio. I have never used resists other than wax crayons or birthday candles. Lol. Oh yes and a silk resist for details on silk scarfs years ago. I recently found that old silvresust but its decades old and does not flow freely - so I invested in this new product. The line is so fine...these are little experiments.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
This image was torn from an old Connoisseur magazine. I always liked the colors and thought someday i might use it as a reference. Today was the day. Its really difficult to translate an oil painting to atercolor. But the challenge is interesting and fun. Especially for quick studies. I love the Expressionists uses of color. hope you like it.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Blue giraffasaurus. One of my mixed media friends has been playing with Carla Sondheims techniques for drawing little critters. She is drawing the cutest little creatures. So I thought I would see if i could incorporate them into my breakfast abstracts. This is the first one of this series.