Well these images are quite small, normally they are a bigger quality, but I have the original so I thought maybe that would be OK. Just experimenting with shapes falling into a form or protruding out of a form. Enjoy!
Small bit of a painting, started working on this image after I finished a painting for a Christmas present. I had an abundance of unused paint that was going to be wasted so I just started painting with acrylics on watercolor paper. I enjoyed developing the shapes, maybe next time I paint I’ll finish the image. Enjoy and I’ll see you next time.
So as some of you might already know, I have SO not been posting and this is due to two separate factors. One and the most influential has been moving house and two has been a lack of time management. Now that we have been settled for a couple of weeks now I’m hoping to get back into some kind of schedule since that seems to be such a competing factor with producing artwork. This weekend, Lee and I took off down to Hull so he could do some repairs while I took some time to regroup. The following three images are by far not more normal type of imagery, but I was kind of just drawing what I wanted. Halloween is around the corner and I think that was influential as well as Miss. Gracie’s surgery. The result is Miss Gracie wearing a ridiculous donut around her head which I of course interpreted it as one of those clown collar things. Enjoy, and I’ll see you next time.
One Hundred Seventy-Eight
One Hundred Seventy-Nine!
One Hundred Eighty!
After the fourth day of painting this image this is where I am. I don’t know how people paint with oils because the idea of not making changes along the way is HORRIFYING! Anyway, for right now I’m loving acrylics although I miss the richness of oils. One day right? I’m happy with the over all set up of the image, its busy but I think once I tone down some areas it wont be a visual explosion merely a wonderful color and shape experience! Below are some detail shots… Enjoy!
little egg forms hiding in the corners
I do love the fan/fin element… I used it in the past and it’s always a visual success, or at least I think so.
Alright so I have been working on one piece for a little bit recently and it is taking up multiple days. It was totally intimidating because it is the largest acrylic painting I have done since high school which was a while ago. Anyway I’m delighted I am trying this but I was super nervous about posting it before it was completed. It still is not done by any means BUT I have to show you what I have been doing. These are a few pictures of days 168, 169, and 170. The lower right corner was the first day, but unfortunately I did not photograph it at the end of the night so you have to use your imagination, a fearful endeavor I know! Enjoy!
So imagine day one bottom right up to the tips of the yellow cone-ish things that are nested within each other. Day two I added all the components on the left side, even the HORRIBLE lime green, which luckily did not last. Day three was the addition of the blue elements and some tweaking.
details, who doesn’t love a good detail!
After the third day, the green has been retouched, still not exactly where I want it but much better!
Above are two more examples of cards I created for the Endless Summer Event, which I participated in this past weekend. Obviously I am somewhat behind in the postings department believe me I am fully aware and attempting to get my act together now. Anyway, once again I carved a stamp from a design I created and layered it with simple shapes to give it some contrast. I really love this particular stamp and almost wish it were like 10 times as large… IMAGINE! Anyway, below is a picture of my set up at the fair. Enjoy and see you next time!
Not exactly the usual, but it was what I was doing for a couple of days. What this small little abstract shapes really is, is a thank you card created from a stamp I designed and carved and layered with a second stamp in an alternate color. I do love doing this kind of thing, it gives me time to lets say “breath” when I start getting into some kind of rut… not that I really felt that way but I do like to switch things up and keep my mind moving. ANYWAY, I was creating cards because I participated in Endless Summer which was loads of fun and I had needed some new inventory in the cards department. Whalah! Enjoy.