Wow!! I am so excited to share that I have a painting, “The Surprise Visit” published in the Atlanta Interiors Magazine. The image is promoting the dk Gallery, Romance of the Nude and Figure Exhibit.
Have a had a ton of fun making smaller works on un-stretched canvas, exploring possible larger compositions.
Here are a few of them.
A few detail shots of the figures I have been painting. Once I lay down a base layer, I then paint in my darks, and continue to layer, adding charcoal marks, covering up with transparent layers and even adding a few more marks of charcoal lines on top. These are covered with a clear gel medium.
Many new works dropped off at gallery for the Nude and Figure Show at dk Gallery.
Showing mostly works from the Illumination Series. I have only one that is of a lighter palette that does seem to be a favorite of several viewers.
Wrapping each painting in plastic and carefully loading the car with paintings…heading to dk Gallery, carefully.
Today is a great day to work in the studio. Rainy days prompt the need to work with the door wide open while listening to the rain.
Hoping to finally add the image of the little girl running on the bottom of the painting that has the flags running across the top of the painting. Adding paper doll tabs along the edge of her.
This work is part of the struggle series.
Rotation seems to be the word of the day!! Hmmm…maybe the word, rotation fits perfectly for the position, or lack there of, concerning my life at the moment. I am finding myself in a constant rotation, whether it be with direction, decision, or placement in most elements within my life. I am even rotating my artworks, changing perspectives, and ultimately compositional outcomes. The parallels between my life and my work are interestingly at the forefront. Hopefully, a purposeful result will manifest.
More and more outlines of geometric shapes are entering my work. I am enjoying the contrast between the linear marks, such as groupings of rectangular shapes and circles vs. broad washes of color. I still have my loops and swirls, and also have quite a few scratches and scribbles added in as well. I am also making new marks using spray paint.
Even though I have been working on smaller works with a little realistic imagery thrown into the abstract mark. I have a tendency to work on larger works when taking a break from working on the smaller ones. These smaller works seem to take much more planning, as the larger works are a bit more spontaneous and include my entire arm and body when making strokes across the canvas. I have also noticed a focus on adding a repetition of organic and geometric shape that weaves between painted strokes of transparent and opaque color.
Finding myself scribbling a bit more…adding more reactive pencil mark on top of paint. It is easy to get lost in the process.
Working on the other large scale abstract today. Rotating the canvas as I paint, developing different perspectives as I make various washes and thick marks. Enjoying the many polymers that “Golden” produces. Wish I could afford buckets of the stuff.
Today, I continued working on the Good Guy. Working out a few formal issues. Hope to add a bit more, once color concerns are resolved. My studio sidekicks, CoCoa and Cinnamon were ready to hang out today too!!
Between painting large scale expressive abstracts, I have been adding washes of color to the little girl as paper doll. Thinking of adding an element of interest to her left hand. Still contemplating on what she will be holding.
Today, I took a break from working on the girl as paper doll, and decided to work on something much larger. Got out the large paint brushes and polymers, played a few Jazz greats (Nina Simone and Billy Holiday), and….let the intuitive marks flow.
The little girl as paper doll has finally appeared on the surface. Hope to paint her in tonight or tomorrow. Perhaps I should add a friend? A floating friend?
Today is a rainy day and a great day to paint with the door open to listen to the rain.
Hoping to finally add the image of the little girl running… to the painting that has the flags running across the top of the painting. Adding paper doll tabs along the edge of her.
Finally situated in the new studio after moving to Alpharetta, Georgia. Beginning a few new works, mixed media on panel and on canvas. The larger scale works are mostly abstract/landscapes, and the smaller works that are on panel are a combination of realistic figures in some sort of struggle, surrounded by aggressive marks, transparent washes, linear swirls, scribbles, and dripping paint.