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.