Monday, May 29, 2017

Five fun little pieces

Five fun little pieces to try at the Rittenhouse Fine Arts show in Philly next weekend. Along with other bigger paintings, of course. These are acrylic and charcoal on wood panel 3" X 12" X .5", 






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Our Town ~ Summer Version

This is a second version of the painting I did last winter called Our Town (shown at the bottom). 
I wanted to try the same composition and see what little things would emerge from the different surface created by the collage and built up layers, which is where I find the details that become the story of the painting.  

It came out much more "summery" with warmer colors and birds instead of leaf shapes, 
which I guess just shows how much I respond to the present season when I paint. 
Can't help it. 


Both paintings are 40" X 40" X 2" 
Acrylic, paper collage, charcoal, chalk and oil pastel, colored pencil



Saturday, May 13, 2017

9 paintings on panels

Nine new paintings on wood panels. Five 8" X 8" and four 12" X 12". All 2" deep. Unfortunately, here you aren't able to see the images that continue around the edges. 

These paintings, along with a few more, I will be taking to the show in Reston, Virginia next weekend. Those that don't find good homes there will be shipped to Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. 

 Untitled #4325 Acrylic, black and white charcoal, paper collage, pastel
8" X 8" X 2" 

 Untitled #4326 Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel, colored pencil
8" X 8" X 2" 

 Untitled #4327 Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, pastel, ink
8" X 8" X 2" 

 Untitled #4329 Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, pastel, colored pencil
8" X 8" X 2" 

 Untitled #4330 Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
8" X 8" X 2" 

 Untitled #4331 Acrylic, black and white charcoal, paper collage, pastel, oil pastel, ink, colored pencil
12" X 12" X 2" 

  Untitled #4332 Acrylic, black and white charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel
12" X 12" X 2" 

  Untitled #4333 Acrylic, black and white charcoal, paper collage, colored pencil
12" X 12" X 2" 

 Untitled #4334 Acrylic, black and white charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel, ink, colored pencil
12" X 12" X 2" 

Monday, May 1, 2017

9 small paintings on paper

I'm looking forward to doing Greater Reston Arts Center’s Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in a few weeks and my goal is to fill my booth with new work. These small paintings are on paper and will be framed. I'm also working on some paintings on wood panels which I'll make sure to show you when finished.  

Untitled #4319
Acrylic, black and white charcoal, oil pastel
9” X 6” 

 Untitled #4320
Acrylic, charcoal, ink
9” X 6”

 Untitled #4321
Acrylic, black and white charcoal, pastel, colored pencil
7” X 7”

 Untitled #4322
Acrylic, black and white charcoal, colored pencil
9” X 6”

 Untitled #4323
Acrylic, black and white charcoal, colored pencil
9” X 6”

Untitled #4324
Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil
9” X 6”

 Untitled #4315
Acrylic, charcoal, oil pastel
9” X 6”

 Untitled #4314
Acrylic, black and white charcoal
7” X 5”

Untitled #4317
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel

7” X 5”

Monday, March 27, 2017

A few small paintings on paper

Here are a few new paintings on paper. The first four are 5" X 7", the last one is 8" X 12". All are acrylic and charcoal with a little oil and chalk pastel here and there.






Monday, March 20, 2017

Eat Sleep Paint ~ Another enriching experience at a Skip Lawrence workshop

This was my third time to attend the March painting workshop with Skip Lawrence at Bon Secours Retreat Center near Baltimore. Skip is generous, funny, warm and just an extremely wonderful teacher full of useful knowledge and the gift of getting ideas across. The other participants are wonderful, too and it's great to see them and paint with these good people every year. The surroundings are beautiful and inspiring and all we do is eat the yummy meals prepared for us, sleep when we must and paint our hearts out. My time also involved some driving because I commute, except for the two nights I was happily snowed in and had to stay there. 

Here's what I did...

 Seatown II Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage 8" X 8" X 2" wood panel

 Making Sure it Doesn’t Budge (#4255)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
20” X 20” X 2” wood panel

Dissolve into Atmosphere (#4257)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
20” X 20” X 2” wood panel

  Breathing Exercise (#4259)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
12” X 12” X 2” wood panel

 Wait for It (#4260)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, pastel
12” X 24” X 2” wood panel

 Long Remembered (#4263)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel

12” X 12” X 2” wood panel

 Naturally (#4265)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel
12” X 12” X 2” wood panel

 As Needed (#4266)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
12” X 12” X 2” wood panel

 Forward in Slow Motion (#4268)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel
12” X 12” X 2” wood panel

 Ceremony (#4271)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
10” X 10” X 2” wood panel

 Charm (#4273)
Acrylic, charcoal
10” X 10” X 2” wood panel

 Now or Never (#4275)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
10” X 10” X 2” wood panel

  Waiting (#4276)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
8” X 8” X 2” wood panel

 Filling the Missing (#4277)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, ink
8” X 8” X 2” wood panel

 Remember and Forget (#4280)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
8” X 8” X 2” wood panel

 Birds and the Blue Moon (#4281)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
8” X 8” X 2” wood panel

 Seatown I (#4284)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage
8” X 8” X 2” wood panel

 The Black Cat’s House (#4285)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage, oil pastel
8” X 8” X 2” wood panel

 White Cat (#4288)
Acrylic, charcoal, conte
8” X 8” X 2” wood panel

Couple (#4289)
Acrylic, charcoal, paper collage

8” X 8” X 2” wood panel