Friday, November 18, 2011

Swan Song - New Painting!

I have finished a new abstract painting, one of a series. So far, it's looking like it should be about 5 in the series, but knowing myself and where I usually run with this style and healing way of painting it may be more.

In the meantime, here is the first in the series. Matting and framing will be left up to the ultimate owner of the piece. I do have the larger image and some detailed images by request. Please do feel free to contact me.

Swan Song
12x16" Mixed Media Collage on Un-stretched Canvas

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Back to Mother - the underpainting continued

I was able to work on this painting again today. Here is where I am thus far. It's starting to come together and feeling good!

I'm thinking sunrise, for some reason. It just started to flow that way...we'll see where it goes :-)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

New Back to Mother - the underpainting

I've been determined to get back to painting one of my favorite subjects, old adobe buildings and churches in the southwest, specifically Colorado and New Mexico. I've painted this particular subject, this old Spanish Church before, but wanted to work it from the point of view of using a red under painting.

I usually do not share the process, but due to some fairly persistent requests, I now offer this as the first in a few of the new paintings I am working on. Stay tuned, this just might be fun!

The two images are included because one is under a flash from the camera and the other with a warm light only and no flash. Interesting how light plays with color isn't it? One is a bit "cold" even with a red under painting and the other shows "warmth" Fun to play with but very important when showing on line and in galleries. Lighting, very important!

Please feel free to leave some thoughts if so inclined. I would love to hear your point of view. This piece is not finished of course, it is the under painting once again, but I will en devour to share meaningful changes as I progress with the piece.

The piece is acrylic 12x24x1.5" - deep gallery style canvas, framing not required.