Thursday, October 2, 2014

Impasto - not impastible

This is the story of 5 little impasto paintings and how they grew.   I had this impasto paste from Matisse that came with a set of acrylic paints.  I love texture and impasto looked like it would be so much fun!  Well - it was.  The paintings are on small pieces of birch (about 3.75x4.5")  I know that's an odd size - but I cut the wood myself - LOL

I'm still not as free in my painting as I would like to be - but it was a real experience using a pallet knife for all 5 paintings.  We have an art sale that benefits my grandson's school at the end of October and I wanted some seasonal (fall and winter) pieces.  I did all 5 over about 3 days.  They are meant to be displayed on a small stand.

So - what do you think?  Even if you are not into texture this is a great way to loosen up.  I will definitely make more of these. Thanks so much for visiting.  I am linking to Paint Party Friday.  Why don't you hop on over and take a look at some of the beautiful artwork.  Have a blessed and creative day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Seagull is finished and has flown away

Never Alone
My finished collage / painting of the seagull is on the right. He has flown away to a new home.  I added a verse (part of a verse) from Joshua 1:9.  As you probably know - seagulls really are rarely along - this guy seems to be but you can bet there are plenty of other gulls around on the beach.  I used my new scrunchy wiry brush to get all that paint texture.  Best $2.99 purchase I have made in a while!  I have other works in the "works" - will hopefully get to post on those next week.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kristin (thanks to you both).  Go and take a peek at all the wonderful work posted there - they are an encouraging group, so enter your own work there - even if you are a brand new artist.  Thanks so much for stopping by - have a blessed and creative day.

Friday, September 19, 2014

blogging sporadically


I wanted to post last week but things have been a bit chaotic at home.  Thus the sporadic blogging. But I have been at work.  The studio is very often my sane space - even though it's quite a mess right now.

My grandson's Montessori charter school has an art benefit in October.
These colorful and whimsical little paintings are really the 4 sides of an old wooden box that contained Montessori materials.  On the very bottom is another box that I painted by using masking tape.  Both are acrylic paints and acrylic Silk paints.  The WIP I started yesterday.  It's mixed media with collage and acrylic paint.   Top right is a 16 x 20" acrylic painting on a birch board.  That painting and the boxes (which will have tops and feet) are going to be some of my entries in the art benefit.

Thanks so much for visiting - I am linking to Paint Party Friday - it's a wonderful venue for artist's to share their art with others - big thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting faithfully.  Go and take a look at some wonderful work by talented artists.  Have a blessed and creative day.