Monday, June 29, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Beethoven's Nebula

Pure playtime on canvas board with absorbent ground.

Beethoven's Nebula
24 x 18 Mixed Media on Canvas Panel

Thursday, June 11, 2020

High Key Painting

A group of artists I meet with have been doing an art challenge using a three deck card system with different directions for elements of painting that had to be incorporated in the work.  Each of us took one card from each deck and were required to follow the instructions on at least two of the cards to create a piece of work.  The cards I pulled loosely required me to (1) choose a color scheme, and (2) paint the work in a high key.  So... these two pieces are using a split complement color scheme in each and using a palette of only high key in those colors.  Painting high key was definitely a challenge for me but I finally liked what came out of the process and controlled my urge to add darker compositional elements. 

12 x 12 Oil on Canvas 

Mill Study
20 x 16 Oil on Canvas 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Series Done!

The final painting in the series for the artist of the month show (hopefully still happening in October) is done!  I painted twelve, 12 x 12 oil paintings for the show and this one below is number 12.  It is a loose memory work of the cranes at JaxPort.

Port Cranes
12 x 12 Oil on Canvas 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Experiments on Watercolor Canvas

I found a few 18 x 24 sheets of watercolor canvas in my studio and have been playing with them this week while avoiding the painting on my easel.....  These are watercolor/ink/acrylic/oil pastel on watercolor canvas.  They are sort of wrinkly still as I haven't mounted or stretched them yet.

Fantasy Garden
24 x 18 Mixed media on watercolor canvas 
Storm Warning
24 x 18 Mixed Media on Watercolor Canvas 

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Upside down or sideways?

More in the industrial abstract series with a quandary.  I worked on this in multiple directions and now am conflicted about which way to show it.  I finally ruled out the other directions anyway...

Blue Industry (1)
30 x 30 Oil on Canvas 

Blue Industry (2)
30 x 30 Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Still Using all the Colors...

Another 12 x 12 study of the local mill.  This got a lot more colorful than the original watercolor sketch.

Mill Study
12 x 12 Oil on Canvas 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Canna Dreams

Dreaming of adding some yellow cannas to the gardens....

Canna Dreams
12 x 12 Oil on Canvas