Monday, March 31, 2014

Swirl Series

As promised, here is the second painting in the Swirl Series.  This one is called "Texture."  I love the thick, swirling paint and the texture that was created with palette knife and brush.  So much color fun!  Reproduction fine art prints are available here.  You can also see my other abstract paintings by visiting the abstract gallery at my website.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cleaning Up

It is official: This March has broken the record--most rain ever in the month of March for Western Washington.  As I watched it pour down this afternoon, I decided it was time to clean the studio.  It felt pretty good.  While I was at it, I ran across a delightful pair of abstract paintings that went to the Juried Show at the Washington State Fair a few years ago. They were framed in matching gold frames and are delightful.  I dusted them off and took a few photos.  This one if now for sale as a reproduction fine art print at my website.  I will be uploading the other in the next few days. The originals are going up on the wall.  It is time for a change.  Bright colors--no more rain!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

More Little Birds

With spring, another little bird painting has slipped off my paintbrush.  She is painted in oil painting on a 4x5 inch canvas panel.  See the original here in my Etsy Shop

Monday, March 17, 2014

Little Birds

This past week spring seems to be trying to make itself present.  In doing so, I have been inspired to paint little birds.  The one above is a very tiny baby on a 3x3 inch canvas panel.  The one below is a robin trying to check out the world.  The robin is 5x7 inches.  Both are available for purchase from my Etsy shop.  They are each one of a kind, so when they are gone, they're gone for good.  You can view both of this in the Birds and Animals section of my shop or individually here and here

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Color Scrap Abstract Painting

This painting is called Color Scrap because it resulted from my playing around with color, stamps, chalk, and ink on a scrap of watercolor paper.  It was a fun experiment.  I rarely paint in watercolor anymore, not for any particular reason except that my studio is set up with easy access to my oils and acrylic paints instead.  On this occasion, I noticed a block of watercolor paper which hadn't been used in a long time sitting against the wall. I grabbed it to experiment with some home made stamps and linoleum cuts.  It was just plain fun experimenting.  When I finished, the block went back against the wall without any further intention.  Then, this morning I noticed it again and I liked what I saw.  Photographing it resulted in a really exciting abstract painting.  Reproductions are now for sale from my website.  Please visit here to explore sizes and prices.  There are quite a few reproductions of my abstract paintings in the Abstract Gallery.  I hope you will stop by.