Just finished this one this afternoon. It's going to be hung tomorrow along with several other larger works at "WATER TO WINE" our local Round Rock winery. There will be a reception this Friday night with wine tasting and food. If you are in the area, please drop by for a fun evening. Unfortunately, I took this photo indoors and it's showing a bit dark. The original is much brighter. I didn't have time to wait for the sunshine on this one.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I tried a new long skinny format (12 x 25) acrylic on board. The paint moves very differently on this surface and I liked the visible brushstrokes. Unfortunately, you can't see them in the photo, but they are definitely visible on the original. I have started a companion piece to this one on the same size board. I was trying to convey the strong color of a beautiful Tuscan day.
Monday, January 18, 2010
This is a really big one - 24 x 36 acrylic on canvas. This painting was inspired by a new silk blouse I recently purchased. I fell in love with the colors and suddenly saw a painting in my head. I worked on it day and night almost non-stop for 3 days and this is the outcome. It was great fun, but pretty exhausting. It was also difficult to photograph because of the size. I've actually cropped it more than the original painting. This piece will be on exhibit at Bass Concert Hall from January 22nd to April 26th. If you are attending a performance there, be sure to look at the original.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I have several venues coming up at the end of the month requiring large paintings. Since most of my work is small, I'm now on a painting terror producing large paintings. I love doing abstracts so much that I've decided to paint the large works in that format. I'm always interested in feedback, so if you have feelings about these next few postings, please share them with me.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
This is a portrait of a King Charles Spaniel named Redon. I don't personally know Redon, but have become emotionally attached to it's sweet face and loving eyes. I just know this is a good dog!! Our own puppy training goes on and on and on . . . .
Friday, January 1, 2010
Thank you Jan & Richard! This will look great over your fireplace. I'm glad it's found a great home.
This is a watercolor done while my brain may have still been slightly under the influence of the anesthesia! It's another one that can be turned in different directions. I decided to post it vertically, but it really can go horizontally as well. I'm feeling much better now and am ready to begin my 2010 painting journey.