I took a little break from blogging and really enjoyed the summer. It was a busy one but I still made time for art. I painted a number of new abstracts on paper. The two above were one painting that I cut into two 5 x 7″ pieces and mounted onto wood panels.
I bought a new art journal in June when I went on my annual trip to Nashville Indiana. I certainly didn’t need another journal but it was calling my name. I have been playing in it quite a bit. It’s a Dylusions journal and I really like the paper. I’ll share some of the pages that I am working on in another post.
I’ve been enjoying the wonderful weather we have had this past week. I decided to paint something bright and summery. Coral is one of my favorite colors. Pair it with yellow and, to me, it just screams summer.
This painting is on a 16 x 20″ canvas. I painted the entire canvas with a yellow acrylic paint and then added some corals, pinks and oranges to it. I used bubble wrap and white acrylic paint to help transition the two color sections. Next I added a vintage butterfly picture and painted the sides black.
Have a wonderful summer!
Here are the other abstracts that I mentioned in my previous post. It’s a set of two paintings that I have name Obscured. These are larger than most of my paintings at 20 by 20 inches. They are on a gallery wrapped canvas that has 1 1/2 inch deep sides that are painted black. I used mainly acrylic paints and charcoal pencil. I had a lot fun making scribbles with the charcoal pencil and then somewhat obscuring the marks with paint.
Can’t believe it has been a month since I last posted. I have been busy but at least some of that busyness included art making. I finished this abstract painting, along with a few others, since my last post. This painting is on a 12 x 16 inch canvas with the painting extended onto the sides. I used mica flakes to add some glimmer. I like the texture the flakes add to the painting in addition to the glimmer. When I look at it, it makes me think of a formal evening gown so I decided to name it The Gala.
I’ll try to get pictures of the other two paintings and post them before another month goes by.
I’ve been away on a wonderful trip with my daughter and granddaughter for the past week. We went to Walt Disney World in Florida and then on a Disney cruise and had such a great time. It was a very busy week though and I am happy to get back home and back to creating.
I finished a couple of abstract paintings shortly before leaving on the trip. They were inspired by a gold leaf painting I had seen on Pinterest. The first painting (above) is on an 8 x 10 inch wood panel. I started by gluing down some tissue paper that had a map print on it. After that I applied wall paint in white mint and aqua using a palette knife. I also added some white paint letting it mix with the wall paint. I kept building the layers and scratching into the paint. I used a sea sponge to randomly had bits of the darker blue color onto the bottom portion of the panel. Next I added collage medium in spots across the panel and added the gold leaf over the medium. I also added little bits of gold leaf in other areas on the painting. I painted the sides in the white mint color.
After I completed the smaller one, I decided to go bigger. The painting below is on a 20 x 24 inch canvas with the sides painted and gold leaf added there as well. It looks very similar to the first only much bigger.
Have a wonderful week!
I haven’t got much art time in lately with all the holiday preparations going on. It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything on the blog. I have been working on this painting off and on for awhile now and it isn’t finished yet. It is on a 9 x 12″ piece of mixed media paper and I can’t decide if I want to cut it down into two smaller pieces or not. Guess I will put it aside again and get back to wrapping presents.
I wish you all Happy Holidays!
This is the other abstract I had finished a few weeks ago. I finally got my camera settings adjusted (or rather my hubby did), so I could get a picture to post.
I painted this on mixed media paper and then mounted the paper to a wood panel. It is 9 x 12 inches.
Enjoy your weekend!