Recent Paintings and Art Show

Painting #1 “Closure” – imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches

A bit wild with color but I am the type of artist who needs to experiment with my creativity. The colors are Lunar Blue, Quin. Magenta and Pyrrol Red all by Daniel Smith watercolors.

I will be showing 10 of my paintings at our local community center in Camptonville this coming Saturday, September 22st. I am excited about showing my art. Truthfully I hide away and paint and this will be a wonderful opportunity to get some exposure.

Painting #2 untitled – imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches

Another one from my imagination. Wild I know!

Painting #3 “Another Day” – remembered landscape – 10 x 10 inches

I decided to crop this painting because doing so strengthen the composition.

Painting #4 “Whisper” – 11 x 14 inches

A seascape based on a beach on the North Coast here in Northern California. Dry Lagoon is a well known beach for sneaker waves and excellent for agate hunting.

Painting #5 untitled – imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches

One if my favorite ways to paint, thinking of a dramatic sky and an atmospheric landscape and seeing what happens.

Painting #6 untitled – 11 x 14 inches

I have been working on seascape paintings lately, especially with fog. I think that it is an excellent exercise. I have the tendency to be aggressive, I have to learn to hold back.

Painting #7 untitled – 11 x 14 inches

Sometimes I like to try out a technique that I see on YouTube to find out if my way of painting is true to my approach. I am often very picky with a painting and sometimes I get caught up in thinking that I am a perfectionist. I am to a degree but after trying this technique, I discovered that I am digging for more and with that digging, there is a bit of angst.

I am looking for a look, a feeling and this technique fell short. It looks too straight forward. I might give it another go or either tweak it to suit my own creative self. The technique is simply squeezing out several blobs of color and using a credit card to swipe onto wet paper. It is exciting but ( to me) it has a technical look.

Painting #8 wip abstract – 13 x 19 inches

I haven’t even posted this yet on my Instagram account. I will be assessing this for a period of time. I often return to abstraction to explore color and shapes and to stretch my artistic muscles.

I have been kicking around the idea of venturing into mixed media, more on that later. Thank you for stopping by and reading this post.

September Fantasies

Painting #1 “Adventure Awaits” 11 x 14 inches

Off and running into September, can you believe it? The painting above was a venture into my imagination and I had no preconceived idea what or where I was going with it. So fun to discover scenes from my creative mind.

Painting #2 “Deep Calls to Deep” 11 x 14 inches

Another one from my imagination. When and if I frame it, I am thinking that I would crop it a bit.

Painting #3 “Extended Delight” 11 x 14 inches

A bit wild with color but I like it. No idea what was going to show up but I can almost envision dragons coming out of the deep.

Painting #4 “Rising” 11 x 14 inches

I suppose you could say that my imagination went wild these last few weeks, yes indeed! I have several more but not finished yet. Enjoy your week!