Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I think this is why I can relate more to artists like Arthur Dove, Charles Burchfield, Charles Sheeler and of course Georgia O'Keefe. They take realism and abstract it just enough so that you still know exactly what it is but you also know what it is not.
But then there is always Mark Rothko. I can get quite lost in one of his paintings even though they are "just" masses of color.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This is kind of a bad scan. I did the piece on canvas this time and the under layers show through here. They don't show through when it is hanging though. Just on the scanner. I think I will just use hard panels from now on though.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The process is simple. Paint acrylic medium on the base paper and adhere the crumpled Hanshi paper on top of that. Then paint more acrylic medium on top of the crumpled paper flattening the wrinkles as you go so that it is all adhered.
When the paper is dry, paint it with whatever colors you want to have in your palette.
I really love the way these look!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sorry that I had to turn on comment modification. I was getting spammed. Sigh.
This piece was a problem for days and then this morning it all came together.
Heading out to lunch in a bit with some old co-workers. Enjoy your Sunday!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Dancing Cattails, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
This turned out very different than the original plan. I was coming back from my swim and all these tiny little golden leaves were tumbling down around me. I thought they would work well on here. But when I placed them, something wasn't right. Suddenly they became cattail tops.
Oh well..............stuff happens.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Not sure which title is best. But I am having fun with the gold/metal leaf. I am not using the real gold leaf. I do have some left over from my enameling days but it seems too precious to use this way. So this is called composition gold leaf. Much less expensive.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I never really know where these things are going. That is half the fun. You can't plan really. I just dig around in my piles all over the desk and table until I find something that will look good cut up and then have at it with my scissors. Like Matisse when he was too old and sick to paint.....well hopefully not exactly like that.....
It is very relaxing. Much more so than creating a painting from start to finish.
You have heard of Picassos "Blue Period", well I am calling this my "post-op period!"
These pieces are definitely helping me in my recovery.........
Friday, October 5, 2012
Sorry, I missed yesterday. Between physical therapy and trying to keep up with everything I didn't get into the studio at all yesterday. Swimming takes a huge chunk out of the day but I really need to do it for my recovery so there you have it.