Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Yesterday as the rain came down & the winds blew cold I treated myself to a visual appetizer by painting this little scene.
I view Spring as my appetizer, Summer my entree and the Autumn is my dessert....hmmm Winter ..I just snack!

I've posted this in my Etsy shop, matted but unframed .
I'll be giving a mixed media demo this Sunday @ the EarthDay 2009 Festival @ Bayonet Farms, 41 Middletown Rd.,Holmdel NJ..My demo will concentrate on the recycling of materials in art.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sasha's Creek (revisited)


I decided to pull this painting out of its matting and framing and revise some areas. I added more foreground textures, brightened the skies , added more color to the dark waters and punched up the tones in the trees. I know some artists feel that once a painting is finished ...it is finished , never to be touched again.

I guess I'm a little more pragmatic . I find it perfectly alright ,provided the painting is still in my ownership, to freshen it up. My skills continue to grow and the paintings that have stayed too long , unsold ,need to be critiqued once again. In many cases, I have subsequently sold the revised work.




Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Windswept


Standing on the shore, rocky,splashed,grasses whipped by the salty breeze,.....clarity and thoughts of summer not far away.
Mixed media on paper: image size 4.25"H x 12"W
acrylic inks, gouache, watercolor
raffia, watercolor paper, unryu ,papyrus
blended fiber gel, matte medium

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Soaring


My father passed away one year ago today on April 1st. It is said that a parent can give two important things in life to a child ...roots and the wings to fly. For my father............SOARING