Saturday, June 20, 2009

Whats On The Easel

Well - summer studio is now CLEAN! Screens in the windows and supplies in place. Two paintings are going on right now. Goal one is to finish "Night Owl" - first known as "Black Iris" until I found out the real name. This painting is on an 18 x 24 birch panel wrapped with a luscious bali batik fabric in yellows and deep ochers. Textured gels and mediums add to the yummy color and feel.

I have also started my environmental series. The first one is titled "Stranded at Sea" This work is only in its infancy. I have added it here to try and show how the under layers add to the overall color and richness of a final painting. The bear will be greatly concealed with text and collage. The entire panel is 48 x 24. The portion with the bear is a raised panel that is 4 x 6. This bear panel will "float" in a sea of deep blue.

My summer studio is now open. Great view! I really really need an easel now that my panels are getting larger. Will be shopping for one that is flexible.

Acrylic Painting Class

New art work! School was out Friday - NOW I get to catch up with "stuff" This work by adult ed student J. Calderbank! She loves birds, nature and especially crows. Can you tell?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What's On The Easel

One week left of school then I can have my time back! Went out painting last Sunday with a fellow artist down by the Saco River in West Buxton. This is the result. Let me know what you think. 9 x 12 soft pastel on LeCarte paper. Great weather - great day.