Wednesday, July 08, 2009

New Series

These are 2 paintings I did near the end of the week at TICA. I really liked them. I used ocean charts as the collage and a red underpainting which shows through in several places. These remind me of my trips on our sailboat.

Monday, July 06, 2009

More New Art

I love the swirls in this one so I named it "Classical Swirls". I always have trouble coming up with names. If you can think of a better one, let me know.
More new work from TICA. "Bubba Gump's Nightmare". Need I say more.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

New Art!

Here is the piece I finished next. Same basic process, but I added some stamping in this one. I try to incorporate the bits of collage into the paint so it is difficult to tell where the paper starts and the paint begins.
Here is one of the first images I did at TICA. I start by finding interesting collage materials, then glue them down to start my composition. I add underpainting in a complementary color. Since I work in acrylics and like to scrapethe surface to let the underpainting peek through, I complete small areas at a time. Otherwise the paint dries too quickly and I can't scrape out areas. I finish the painting by adding small spots of color to bring out areas and add detail.

Home At Last

Flew in last night from Chicago. What an amazing week! For those of you that are HS art teachers, you should definitely try to get in. Although I am exhausted, I had a great time and learned a lot about contemporary art. I have a ton of pictures to download and organize today. I will try to get some up later for all to see. I also got some new artwork finished. I am extremely happy with the last few pieces I did. I see a new direction on its way. Hope everyone had a great 4th!