Fall never ceases to amaze me. So much about this time and the beginning of renewal for nature connects with me. This is a piece I’ve been working on for quite some time. It is an acrylic, acrylic skin, gel medium, glass bead gel, fluid acrylic layers, on canvas. This won’t stay in this space, in fact in many ways it is a test for the piece I want to make for this area. I love the way the shapes move into each other, a stained glass puzzle that won’t stay still. .I love the geometric form and the fall colors and the mix of textures, but the piece I want to build for this spot will need to pull a bit more from the Art Deco period. Much like this piece. I’ll need to make at least three more acrylic skin sheets in order to do that. I love making them so that isn’t such a tall order.
I could not be any happier with these two paintings! When I started out I wanted to represent light and color connected together in a much more blended, organic, way than that of a kaleidoscope. I thought rainbow and reflection, like holiday lights or flowers in a garden in front of the sun viewed through an unclear lens. I think all that came through. They remind me of those things, but also nebulae and dye colored microbes or cell structure viewed under a microscope. These are acrylic and ink over metallic acrylic. The subsurface is plaster impression on canvas.
Spring has sprung! The garden is not exactly in hyper drive right now and I’m behind I yard work and I’m trying to keep up. Not much in the way of rain this year, so the plants and the flowers are smaller and are not lasting as long as they normally do this time of year. Not as much of an early show. Continue reading “Savoring Sumptuous #Spring #Garden #Flowers”
These two pieces are favorites right now. They look even better in person! If you came to the local show, you already had a chance to see them then, but for everyone else this is your first look at them. Lots of layers, impressions, stamping, and rich autumn colors. I chose a set of simple, unvarnished, natural wood frames for them. I think they compliment them without distracting from them. Enjoy!
Mid summer, here in New Hampshire, is when the garden has some of the best displays. As the heat of mid to late summer moves in it is hard to keep everything in bloom. This is when I tend to give extra water to everything and with my annuals I try to feed them a couple of times a month to keep blooms coming. We’ve continued to have large afternoon down pours this year, much like the south, which has helped with the watering schedule tremendously. I hope you enjoy the gallery! Continue reading “#NH #Garden #Flowers Mid #Summer #Gallery”
I love watercolor. I’ve mentioned before that it is hard for me to find whimsy and to construct free form and like monoprinting, watercolor takes the hard work out of that process. Most of my watercolors start out very free form and I add structure with ink, pastels, or chalk. I’m just starting to venture into watercolor again, but so far I’m very happy using them.
I finished all of these at the end 2015. I put them on Facebook, but didn’t put them on the site or through Twitter. All are acrylic paintings, but the red abstracts and the leaf collage incorporate mixed media elements as well. Continue reading “Completed #Paintings From The End Of 2015”