Sunday, December 12, 2010

I can't believe it's been, like TEN Months!


Work In Progress
24x48 inches Oil
This is how far I've gotten in my commission of the Ptown Harbor panting.  Man - there are so MANY layers on this  - I am getting some great depth, though.  Pretty much now I've got all 'goodies' to do now.    Nice thick layers of paint with just hairs of the brush streaking gorgeous colors, highlights, tiny details - you know, eye candy, as Ken Auster would say.
The couple who commissioned this wanted the pier, the commercial fishing boats, the breakwater.  It is a  completely horizontal view, but their space required a tall, narrow canvas.  I'll try to remember to post when it's finished!


Works In Progress
8x8 inches, Oil
These are 2 versions of a still life of a pizza, italian pastries and a local (to New Haven) soda.  I included the menu, too.  Although in the bottom one, someone I showed it to thought it was a view through to the kitchen door!  So somehow I have got to put actual words on the menu.  This is the composition I like better.  Plus, the glass in this one is full of bubbly soda, and I like the way it came out!

Next...
I know, kind of different for me!  it's a 24x24 inch square gallery wrapped canvas.  It's acrylic.  I am working it up from a photograph I took at Rockefeller Center 2 years ago.  I am going to try to keep it kind of silhouette-y.  I'm also going to coat the  background with layers of white tinged with different blues, then finish it off with an iridescent white, that I'll make skating marks in, to show through to the blue-ish white underneath.  It is for the 100 Women Artists show in Vancouver, Canada.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Abstract 6x6


IRL this is SLIGHTLY more olive colored in the left bottom section and SLIGHTLY more yellowish in the left top section.  I, who never much thought of myself as an abstract painter in any way, am truly enjoying the freedom I'm finding here.  I realized that these sorts of paintings (I have a few going in the studio, are actually a ZOOM view of my 'bubbles', along the edges of the bubble line.  Interesting.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Meetup, 12x9 Oil

Lots of layers on this. In it's other life it was a perfectly nice painting of a seascape.  That's what I'm doing now with all my 'perfectly nice' paintings.  Turning them into interesting paintings.  *sigh*  Although I AM enjoying the journey!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Angels Among Us, 10x10 Oil


Here, I've added a nice layer of atmospheric blue with some texture, and deepened the rose color under their little chins... 3/2/10

This is a WIP.  Sorry the posting seems to be a little Lax... I've been so busy since the 1st of the year, with my first Workshop, my painting trip to Texas, and my talk at the Duxbury Art Complex, I've been mostly doing Daily Paintings.  But this is a whimsical piece I've had in mind, and I'll put more layers of 'atmosphere' in, with little color shots on the angels.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Abstract Series - Foam/Bubbles

You know how in Close Encounters of the Third Kind everyone keeps drawing, sculpting, and thinking about the mesa? I think that's what you call it. Well I can't stop thinking of foam... the sea-foam that forms when waves reach the shore. These are all paint-overs of paintings that didn't work out. They're in oil, usually 6x6,, 6x8, 5x7 or 8x8, but I have one more I'll photograph tomorrow that's 10x10 done in acrylic. Crazy, I know. Sometimes I let some of the painting beneath show though, and sometimes not. I'm not an abstract painter, but these are pretty unusual for me!