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.

15 thoughts on “Recent Paintings and Art Show

    1. Thank you Jill! I think that I literally have to try mixed media because even when I paint with watercolor I am aiming for texture, or something to “grab into”. I have no idea where to start. What do you use? I do know that I can’t do oils because I am sensitive to strong odors. Have a wonderful weekend! β€οΈπŸ’

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      1. Hi Margaret, color pencils add nice texture and are great to combine with watercolor. I also like the Caran D’Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons. I would think your skill with pastels would also be a nice combination. And you know me, I love adding collage papers!! πŸ˜ƒ

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      2. Hi Margaret, I use Prismacolor pencils which has a waxy base. And I have heard they require a fixative. I know a lot of people like the PolyChromos (not sure how to spell it). I would think you could google it to find out if they are archival. 😍

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  1. Hi Margaret – just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of approval – both for your paintings and for your show! I think it’s wonderful that people will have the chance to get up close and personal with your paintings – I don’t doubt that you’ll get a fabulous response! Love these watercolours too, my personal favourites are #3, #6 and #7 (as you know, I’m more figurative than abstract!) – I can really immerse/lose myself these! Look forward to hearing about how the show goes!

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