Monday, May 20, 2013

Matilija Poppy

I've been so enjoying painting with acrylics.  I had tried before but was never satisfied either with the process or the finished project.  This time however, I first started using them in a very free and undefined way, intuitively, just slapping on paint and seeing what happened.

In this painting I used more of a purposeful approach.  I knew before I began, what I wanted to paint and I had a photo that I had taken a few years ago.   I kept reminding
myself not to get to fussy and to stay loose.  I very pleased with the outcome.

11 x 14  on wrapped canvas.

Friday, May 17, 2013

I seem to be on a roll right now and I'm just going to go with it.  Really enjoying working with acrylics at this time.  I've tried them before but wasn't satisfied with what I did.  I think that my new approach is working for me.  Just attack the canvas and see where it goes.
Floral #I  Acrylic on paper, size 16x20.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Some recent new paintings after being gone for a while.
I've been experimenting with acrylics in what I call "intuitive" style, which simply means I have no plan when I start laying paint on the canvas and wait until the painting "speaks" to me and tell me what it wants to be.

                                    Primeval Forest 8 x 10 acrylic
                                    City Scape 18 x 24, Acrylic on wrapped canvas