Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

MONDAY PLAY

 DID
YOU
PLAY
YET...
TODAY...
maybe RIGHT NOW!
ALWAYS PLAY
ON
MONDAYS
 
;)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

HIDDEN KITTY for a Sunday afternoon...

16" x 36"
 
gallery wrapped canvas
 
Acrylic paint
FW Inks
Painted Fabric
Paper words
 
MEW

Sunday, January 24, 2016

ANGELS and SPHERES in JANUARY...

 i truly love painting larger than 5" x 7"...
but i can't stop myself
in doing all these "in betweens"
while inks and paint dry on the large ones.
i
have
accumulated
stacks and stacks...
 so "that's" it,
probably...
it's gotta be this
quote...
what else?
just don't know...
but i accept it
and go go go
 now this is what
Flora Bowley dubbed;
the ugly teenager,
in the realm of
gobs of layer land ;)
there are so many layers on this
20" x 24" x 2" canvas...
it's probably thickened out in the front
about 2 inches!
 
 slowly...
it is
calming
down...
recessing...
ebbing...
whew!
 here is a teeny peek of just a portion on this same canvas...
oh my...
so much covered up...
but
so much peeking through!
this is most ALWAYS
GOOD!
 and there is so much (original, intentional)
texture
that stands out
better
since covering some of it ;)
i am not positive where this is going...
but...
i am thinking
a large abstract
angel...
but even i can never be sure
till it's
DONE;)
JANUARY SKIES

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A VIDEO of sorts...


A most BEATIFUL sunrise yesterday morning...
 
 
 





and then found pink on one of my easels as I cleared things today...
 
 
 





 I quickly decided to paint on a book page today
it's been awhile ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I started out with a stick of charcoal
and white heavy bodied paint
 
 
 
 
 
 I challenged myself
to paint with only one brush
and two colors.
just to change things up...
 
 
 
 
 but I became so excited when I thought about
using
Paynes Gray with Quinacridone Azo Gold
mixed together ish for the dark parts of her face...
 
 
 
 
 (I've used this combo before, but it's been a long time)
I loved the soft green hue
and the depth it gave
her face ;)
 
 
 
 
 sooo...
that was the end of 2 colors
and now 3 introduced.
and I loved it all so much!
I started having fun and actually
enjoyed the struggle
I always have with faces, even though they are my favorite thing to paint!
WHAT!?
 
 
 
 
 then she really started talking to me...
ya' all know how that is if you paint portraits ;)
it gets REAL INTERESTING at times!
 
 
 
 
 i forced myself to paint lighter than i normally do
and always start out to try
but never make it in the end, ha!
 
 
 
 
 
 this was very thin fragile paper
and i learned so much in keeping it
LIGHT yet LOOSE.
SO MUCH
 
 
 
 
she began to come alive...
i felt (almost) as if i was learning anew,
all over again,
REFRESHING
JOYOUS
GRATEFUL
and more.
it's hard to explain in depth, but i bet some of you
understand ;)
 
 
 
 
 i don't know how to make videos
and i thought i would snap these
photos as i went along, for myself,
for many reasons.
and then thought, I'd share for all the sharing reasons ;)
 
 
 
 
 i introduced one other color,
a hand mixed red and white bottle i keep handy
for cheeks and such.
i also thought to keep her hair do simplistic for now ;)
 
 
 
 
 the background and bodice, i used all the colors on the pallet...
and
 
 
 
 
 she found her dress,
lying on top of some gel medium (how convenient)
so i smudged up those same pallet colors and
glued this little bit of lace down.
 
 
 
 
 then she spoke her words...
 
 
 
 
 i don't care for the black mat, but it's just lying on her.
 
 
 
 
i simply cannot believe the skies some
days.
 
XOXO

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

 bringing in the new year with rain...
 
 
 
 
 our four year drought is being quenched so far...
 
 





 I've been making lots of girlies and having lots of fun
with freedom paintings...



 
also continuing and trading
off with abstracts.
 
 
Hoping the New Year
is
a
great
start
for
EVERYONE
XOXO

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Eve before Christmas Eve ~ December 23, 2015


MERRY CHRISTMAS
ALL
XOXO
 
 
Thank you for your support over the years!