“Autumn Solitude” started with a few colors of the season and one of my favorite blues, phthalo. With a palette knife and a few brush strokes I created the outline of her hat, the ribbon, and some of the background areas. Because the top third … Continue readingAcrylic Abstract and Contemporary Realism
The latest in my abstract series became less abstract as I progressed through the painting. It happens and we go with it, right? This piece is entitled, “Friend for a Season,” because we’ve all had that friendship we thought would last forever only to find … Continue readingFemale Friendships and an Abstract Painting
I’m trying to leave more to the interpretation of the viewer with these abstract portraits. I also like the freedom of allowing the brush to take me where it wants to go. It’s the acrylic form of meditation. Of course, some thought is given to … Continue readingAbstract Portraits
Three hours of relaxing Spanish Guitar music on YouTube, a shot of Pilon coffee, and acrylic black markers and it’s a good morning on the west coast of Florida! Happy Monday! xo
“Picture yourself in a boat on a river…” “Marmalade Skies” is another 16″ X 20″ piece in acrylics. This is a perfect canvas size for portraits and it feels good to work larger. Some say she looks like Winona Ryder, but the whole process was … Continue readingAnother Portrait Inspired by The Beatles
In my previous post I shared the beginnings of this painting and now she’s complete and hanging at Kozuba & Sons Distillery. Stop by and check her out if you happen to be in St. Pete. She’d love to see you.
Up until now all the meditative ink drawings I’ve done have been on paper and I thought, why not take the process onto a large canvas? Yesterday I began to do just that and above is my work in progress. I still want to add designs … Continue readingBringing Ink Drawing to the Canvas
With pens and markers, thick paper and a little imagination, we can all create interesting works of art. For starters, any paper will do and inexpensive Sharpies (or washable markers) in a variety of sizes will work just fine. Note: When using a thin sheet, like … Continue readingDrawing Images, Designs and Patterns in Ink
After experimenting with charcoal alone it’s fun to add other media into the mix, just to see what happens. Here’s the effect from using red ink and a dropper. I left a few areas untouched on the lips for a lighter value and shine. This “Rainy … Continue readingCharcoal Portraits with Other Media
Because not all parts of a drawing are bad, we can save what we like for future collage use. Why not? Here’s the best part of my recent mistake: In the future I may want to glue her onto a canvas and see what happens, … Continue readingSave Your Drawing Mistakes!