Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Asymmetrical Design

Circle A, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas Board

Jellyfish, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas Board

More Variety


The Forest from the Trees, Acrylic and Paper on Wood

Take up Your Cross, Acrylic and Paper on Wood

Alternate Trees Cactus

Cactus were added to a very abstract background.

Red Texture Abstract

There was a lot of texture in this one, it is quite relief in the surface.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Steps for Creating Your Still Life Painting


Here are the steps to create this painting!

#1  Purple Gray Background
#2 Rough in Your painting with quick Dry Acrylic-- Use Golden Open for all the Details and Blending if Possible.  -- I used Blue to mix my darker orange tones.

#3 Work on Evening Out the Background With Open.
#4 Add Correct Colors to Orange with Open.
#5   Begin adding reds and Blues/ Purple Tones for Grapes.
#6  I needed to add grape shapes into the painting as I worked.

#7  I went in with a Blending Brush / soft and dry to soften edges.
#8 Still adding in correct details and colors, getting closer.





Monday, April 21, 2014

In Class Demo

Today's Demo, I'll Add the Steps with the Trees as I Finish.
The Trees Seem Too Regular  I added Height
Then Scraped and painted the Foreground.


By Tearing Strips of Masking Tape in Two, I made Outlines for Trees.

Now I Have the Tree Forms,made out of Modeling Paste- Isometric.
Next I will add paint.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Radial Design

Radial Design with Collage Kick

Blue and Pink Star, 8 x 8 collage and acrylic radial design

Poured Out Everywhere

Poured Textured Acrylic Landscape


Moon Rising, 8 x 8 Acrylic on Board, Gallery Wrap

I love pouring and dripping paint on textured surfaces.  I have been pouring paint every since I was in graduate school.  This is over a specific textured area.  

Collage and Rust

Rusted Paper

Getting Rusty, 8 x 8 Collage Paper and Acrylic Paint

The brown shape in this painting actually contains rusted iron medium on paper.

Collage Time

Abstract Paint and Collage Elements


Forget Me Not, 

This was made as a memoriam to my Mother, Louise Butler, artist.  It deals with the illusive element of time and memory. It includes part of one of her drawings and a part of a page from a high school or college dance program.

One More Time Into the Brink

Small Acrylic Abstracts


Create Abstract 6 x 6 Acrylic on Gallery Board

These next four abstracts are the result of a workshop with Carol Nelson.

One More Time

Last of Several

Green Sky Warning, Pastel on Suede Mat Board

Each one of these pastel paintings were done on different days.  I really enjoyed doing them and would like to continue.  I have been using Pan Pastel to begin and adding a harder stick pastel as they begin to take shape.  At the end I was working completely from my imagination but looked at some cloud and green sky photos to see if there is enough realism to be convincing.  

Pastel Again

More Abstract Landscape

Purple Dreams, Pastel on Suede Mat Board 11 x 14

More Pastel

Abstract Pastel Art

Twilight Time,Pastel on Suede Mat Board

Pastel Me

Loving Pastel

Long Day at Sea, Pastel on Suede Mat Board 9 x 14

Pastel Painting

Pink Flower Still-Life, Pastel on Suede Mat Board

Abstract Snow, Pastel on Suede Mat Board