My latest mantra is: paint the colors you like; put color on the canvas where you want it and where
it looks good; create your own reality. After all, if an artist isn’t making it personal, what’s the
point? Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. SOLD.
My dad told me about some beautiful country scenery south of 108th, where we found this hilly dirt road. From the photo, I painted it upside down in my studio. (No, it was not ME that was upside down, you sillies; it was the canvas and the photo!) Our son Andrew made a very creative video of the process, posted at the top of the blog. Acrylic on 30x40 gallery-wrapped canvas.
This up-close-and-personal dogwood blossom is a commissioned piece for a wonderful couple (Rog and Lynne) who have two additional paintings of mine in their home. The photo of the blossom, which I used for reference, was taken in the beautifully landscaped surroundings where they used to live. Because of the memories it evoked, Rog and Lynne had input into the title. Acrylic on 24x36 canvas.
The greens in this painting are a little out of the box for me, but I wanted to see if I could achieve the
look of Emerald Green. After all, Pantone declared that to be the "2013 color of the year." I never heard of Pantone until last week, and yet they set the "color stage" for everything we buy. If you're curious, check them out: Pantone's site. :o)
This painting has more shades of green than you can see in a
photo (along with touches of blue). Acrylic on 30x40 gallery-wrapped canvas.
STILL STANDING GUARD Acrylic on 30 x 40 gallery-wrapped canvas. Available for purchase. I just placed this in my daughter and son-in-law's home. There ought to be some advantages to having an artist in the family!
The canvas was toned with a purple-pink foundation, which, when it peeks through, provides a somewhat modern color combination for this rural setting. Acrylic on 30 x 40 gallery-wrapped canvas. Available for purchase at UBU.
GIVING WAY I was inspired once again by the colors and dark values of Van Gogh's early peasant paintings (this time, "Two Women In a Peat-field With a Wheelbarrow") as I painted the creamy light of the horizon, giving way to the evening. Acrylic on 30 x 40 gallery-wrapped canvas. SOLD.