Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Something A Little Different

So experimenting has lead to more experimenting and now I seem to have something a little different going on here. I have been working with a combination of techniques: monoprinting, pouring paint on and thru papers, transferring, and actual painting with the brush. Pictured here is one of the more interesting/successful pieces. It is fun to see what results from each successive application of color. There are at least a dozen small paintings scattered around the studio all in various stages. Hopefully they will continue to develop into completed works.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday Sketch Group

Yesterday we went to the Palmer House to sketch in the lobby. I had not been in there for quit some time and had forgotten how ornate the decor was. There was so much to look at it became difficult to chose what to paint but when I saw the lovely floral arrangements, I knew what I was going to do! Because of Memorial Day, our next outing will be in June to the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

And Another Detail...

Here is another bit of the same painting I featured earlier, the Full Harvest Moon painting. I am actually done with this one and have started experimenting with a series of smaller, non-objective works using a variety of techniques including mono printing, pouring color and stenciling. Hope to have something worth showing soon.

Last Saturday was the opening reception of the 2012 IWS National Exhibition in Dixon, IL. It is a wonderful show filled with works by incredibly talented artists. Our juror, Donna Jill Witty, did an impressive demo for a very attentive crowd. If you find yourself out near Dixon between now and June 1, stop at The Next Picture Show Gallery to check it out!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Certain Slant

This is a small watercolor I did last week, working on a series of smaller paintings helps lead me to bigger ideas. After several failed starts, I have some promising beginnings going right now. The studio floor is littered with work in varying stages of layering, drying and contemplating, will have to see what emerges.