This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Sunday, July 26, 2009

New work...

Detail of The Waves (I was thinking of pink dolphins), 7/23/09 for Maryanna, acrylic monotype on paper...


This little monotype was given as a present to one of my students at work, she's leaving us after two years, I wanted to make something that reflected her sense of "magical"...yes, pink dolphins exist (in the Amazon I think)...well, they're in there somewhere...

Celestial Phases, Summer Twilight...7/25/2009, acrylic monotype on canvas with sumi paper

This little canvas, 8 x 8 has gone through multiple layers of changes for over a month, I had it hanging in my dining room since I first painted the original, and it kept "bugging" me, so since I didn't really like it so much, I attached the sumi paper to the surface and began to splash...oh it was fun! I think it's done (finally!)


Bones of the Earth series...this one is Granite, 7/25/09, acrylic monotype, 8 x 8, chine colle, Sumi on Stonehenge paper

The last one...


Bones of the Earth, Fieldstone, 7/25/2009, acrylic monotype, chine colle, sumi on Stonehenge paper, 8 x 8.

I keep making more...it's what keeps me happy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The latest work in progress


This little guy has no name yet, tho' it's definitely part of the Bones of the Earth series...24" high, by 8" wide, acrylic monotype on canvas with sumi paper...I was working outside, but it was a bit breezy for comfort and suddenly became chilly so I packed up and came back inside...feels like rain (certainly does not feel like JULY!) I might do a little more today, but I need to take a break for a bit...have a cup of coffee...and think about comfort food for dinner...

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

*Repost* Sometimes I have to say Wow!


I finished this one this week. Ain't she a beauty? I'm so in love with this one right now, I stop to look at it every now and then and love it some more...mixed media, watercolor, water soluble graphitint, and acrylic washes with graphite and various colored pencil treatments...I haven't settled on a name just yet...I keep waffling between Beethoven's Fifth and the Fifth Dimension's Age of Aquarius...a weird combination...maybe I'll just call it The Fifth...

As of today...I still love this little drawing, and it is The Fifth...currently, it's part of a traveling exhibition "Price Check"...I think I would be heart broken if it sold, but it would make me feel good that someone loved it so much they bought it...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Ancients


The Ancients, July 2009, modeling paste and acrylic on tempered hardboard, 12 x 12 inches

I think it's finished...maybe...I keep looking it over, thinking about it, debating...there's always the chance that I'll add something to it later, but I'm pretty satisfied with my experiments with the modeling paste foundation...

Sunday, July 05, 2009

More Bones of the Earth...


Moonshine, July 4, 2009, Bones of the Earth series, acrylic on sumi paper over canvas, 10" x 8"


Since the Fourth of July on my acre of the country was chilly, gray (at times later in the day partly sunny), and too breezy to be enjoyable for long periods of time, so I stayed inside and made more art...

Landscape, July 4, 2009, Bones of the Earth series, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 31 1/2"
Fooling around with a used canvas that my Fred gave to me (he had made a painting that he didn't like, and instead of making something he did like, he gave it to me to use because he prefers the thicker canvases, but I don't mind the low profile)...so paint over it I did...white first, naples yellow next (while the white was wet), squished it around with the brush, then pulled on it with mat board scraps to make textures...while it dried I rotated around working on other pictures...and then added the dark green/brown (that mossy terra verte, raw umber, burnt umber mix that I like so well), the lichen green, and some white were added later...using mat board plates for the monotype textures...some brushwork, not much...and my tape roll, plastic lid circles...lots of playing around...I was happily "in the zone", lost track of time so there was no potato salad to go with the coneys...oops! Thankfully, my boys don't seem to mind (our son grilled the coneys...they were yummy!)

Stone Cold, July 4, 2009, Bones of the Earth series, acrylic on sumi paper over canvas 8" x 8"
This one I made over a painting from last April that I didn't like very well (I sort of liked the idea of it, but it was pale and wishy-washy...not very interesting.) This one has that stuff going on that I'm enjoying very much, I love the ragged edge of the paper showing through...

It's a nice day out there, it's my intention to make more art today on the porch...I just need to set up and go to it!