Here is another painting that has gone through many phases. I have finally arrived at one I like. The painting is 18×12 on canvas. It is done in collage with printed paper . The printing was done on a gel plate and printed on deli paper. Then it was cut as needed to complete the collage. I like the feeling I got very much.
I love flowers and this painting has a flavor of a Spanish garden.
Here is another 12×12 on canvas. I have again worked over a painting several times. After scraping layers and layers of paint, I gessoed the surface. After some more observation I decided to paint in blues and greens, my favorite colors. Later on I decided the surface needed some more texture and I proceeded to put scraps of mesh and other texture cloth. A while later, I was in the studio and found some yarn. It was just the thing to glue on. Then I decided to put iridescent paint on the yarn and today, finally finished with circles using fluid acrylics in orange.
I have a fondness for the sea and thought the painting reminded me of floating objects in the water.
I have now reached 201 posts and that is why I named this painting what I did. Actually this is another painting that has had a work over. It is on canvas 12×6. The edges in orange are not really part of the painting, but I couldn’t get them out. This painting is delicate and one of my favorites. Somehow reminds of distant lands-don’t really know why. I have that feeling often after I finish a painting.
This painting is a 12×12 on canvas. It has been reworked by putting gobs of gesso in certain places in order to create texture. I then looked carefully at the painting and began to add layers of fluid acrylics. As usual I like metallic and put a good dose of it in one of the layers. When the light hits it , the gold paint gives it a good light. I tend to like to paint fantasy scenes. After all, it beats reality especially when there is snow all over the place.
I am doing a book , just an informal book tied with yarn, of very many paintings I have done, but I have cropped them all to fit an 8×10 frame. I have had a good time in these cold days when we are home bound. I like the way the line dances across the painting . The line , besides color, is my other favorite art tool and I do a lot of paintings using it. I particularly like the color arrangements and the various values. This painting captures a whimsical moment.
Somehow I had to find my way out of the monotony of winter. Granted, it is nice to have unencumbered time in the studio. I had to find color and I created it.
This small collage is pasted on watercolor paper. I struggled all morning with a design and decided to cut it and paste it on the sheet. Anyhow, like it and it lifted my mood. Hope you enjoy.
I have been feeling as if I like to past words, be they letters of the alphabet along, which I have posted in paintings recently or in newspaper cutouts. I feel sort of overwhelmed by the amount of information we get and the complexity of problems world wide. Thus the title.
This is a collage on wet and wet background with needle point material.