Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Another lesson learned

Putting on a warm yellow wash over the entire picture from the previous post was enough to tone down the contrast and create a feeling of an evening glow. Who hasn't seen an evening like this?!

Afterglow, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Live and Learn!

Took a half day workshop yesterday with Bob Burridge at the 2013 Art of the Carolinas trade show in Raleigh. The topic was "Loose and juicy landscapes" which is much of what Bob's paints, though he does delve into other subjects. The best part for me was learning about subtractive painting. For example, going from this......... this. Just by negative painting - that is, taking away everything that doesn't belong!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Joe Digiulio Workshop -- Fabulous Experience!

Untitled pieces from an abstract acrylic art workshop by Joe Digiulio. Very instructive, energetic and with lots of personal attention. The annual Art of the Carolinas is a great celebration of art put on by Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh, NC and well worth attending. There are lots of courses by well-known artists in various genres and media, along with a fabulous trade display of the latest in artist materials.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Expressionist piece

Big Bang, Acrylic on canvas board, 12"x16"

This what I imagine the 'big bang' would have looked like -- a cauldron of thermonuclear reactions pulsing through space and creating our beautiful earth.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013