Thursday, May 31, 2012

Upcoming Show

Heard back from Visions in Houlton yesterday, my show "As Time Goes By" will be on exhibition through December and January!

The Eye           10x10 Acrylic Paper

I don't know whether I am just getting pansy'd out or what but this one was quite the challenge.      

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pansy                          10x10 Acrylic Paper

And yet another pansy, this painted from life.  Not using a photograph was much more difficult than I thought it would be.  I might do a couple more using the flowers themselves, but do prefer photographs.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shades of Pink                   10x10 Acrylic Paper

New addition to my pansy series that I completed last night.  A little different from the others in that it does not include the center of the flower.  This was also not done from a macro shot, this image was a crop from a photo.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Purple Pansy              10x10 Acrylic Paper

I painted this yesterday from a macro photograph taken of one of the pansies in my flowerbed.  Originally it was done 12x12 but I trimmed down the paper to fit the 10x10 show requirements.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just started a new painting, another 10x10 and yes another pansy.  This one is more colorful than the last one.  So far it seems to be coming out pretty well.  Thinking of contacting a greenhouse to get permission to photograph their flowers.  I can't seem to get any good macro shots with the wind blowing the flowers. 
Solved my light issues, at least some of them.  I am working out of my cellar, I know terrible place to be working but for now it is the only place I have.  It has it's good points, no one dares come down there and second I can be as messy as I want and it doesn't hurt anything.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Blue Pansy              10x10   Acrylic Paper
My project for today was another 10x10.  This one is from a macro shot of a blue pansy.  I had some trouble deciding on how to represent the veins in the petals and finally went with adding darker blue throughout instead of painting in individual lines.  I think it worked better in the end.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Color of Emotion    40x41 Acrylic on Canvas              For Sale at Morning Star Presque Isle Me

This piece was part of a series of abstract paintings which used colors to represent emotion.  Morning Star Art and Framing in Presque Isle will be displaying this and a few more in June.  Today I am trimming and varnishing them to get them ready.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Decided to take a ride around with my camera this morning.  The most interesting thing I found was a burnt out log home.  The texture of the burnt wood is just beautiful.  I took a few pictures but it was just too bright and too buggy, need to stop back later in the day with my bug spray.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Face                        9x9 Acrylic Paper

Today I tried something a little different and for the most part I like the results.  I first tried to use multiple colors on the face but it was just too much so I whited out most of it and it worked better.  When the painting was done it needed a little something so I splashed ink on it. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Joined Fine Arts America today in an attempt to sell some pieces.  I only had time to list one so far, would really like to know a little more about it before loading a bunch on.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Spectator, 9x9 Acrylic on Paper

The original image for this was taken during the Houlton 2011 July 4th parade.  I had decided that I would concentrate on the spectators as well as the parade itself.  I noticed this elderly woman dressed all in red, white and blue and couldn't resist snapping a picture.
I painted this as a possible entry for a 10x10 auction taking place later this year.  When planning the painting I decided to put the focus on the elderly woman and paint everyone else without any details.  It wasn't until I began painting that I noticed everyone in the background was looking the opposite way of the lady, which is strange.