Thursday, March 26, 2015

Daily Painting 7

"Kimono 1" is the first of twelve collages in a series that I have just finished.  Each is made up of my original paintings that were cut and reassembled to the shape of a kimono.  They are mounted on cradled board and ready to hang unframed.  Each is distinctive.  I will post another tomorrow.

My first awareness of artists producing KIMONO series was a few years ago when I saw the small works of artist Harold Garde from Belfast Maine.  He is a true abstract expressionist and an inspiration to this aging artist.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Daily Painting Number 6


"The Models", 10"x8",  is a collage painted on paper with acrylic and oil pastel.  It was cropped from a larger, unsuccessful piece and then mounted on board.  This painting is not for sale because I gave it to my long time dear friend in North Carolina, Joyce Rodham.  We have known each other since junior high school (NOT middle school, folks)....a long, long time ago.  We attended Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.  We keep in touch and see each other whenever we can.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Daily Painting Number 5

"Winter Tulips in the Window", oil on watercolor paper, 9" x 12",  depicts my yearning for spring to come here in midcoast Maine.  I often  buy tulips in February and March to keep up my spirits.  This bunch was sitting in a dormer window. I tucked a drape and a vinegar bottle behind it to add some variation. Thank  heavens for the sunshine!

Daily Painting Number Four

In case someone is thinking I only paint marbles and shadows, I am putting up "Fireman" an 8" x10"  oil painting of a boy I have not yet met.  Saw his photo taking up the entire computer screen in his grandmother's studio and had to paint him. 

Kim Hetherington, another artist, has a studio in Chevy Chase MD and also in Bremen Maine, near me.  The muse in her studio(s) always captures me.  I have done some work I really like when painting with her. 

The painting is no longer for sale.

Speaking of Maine.  It was 8 degrees at my home this morning and the wind was howling.  Time to paint some tulips!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Daily Painting Number Three

"Ceramic and Marble " 6"x9" was painted in oil on yupo paper with a limited palette. Again I was interested in the shadow.  And it seems these paintings are also a series of marble paintings!

Check out Daily Paint Works where I am building my gallery.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Daily Painting Number Two

"Blue Marble, Glass and Shadow" is a small 6"x6" oil painting on Yupo of a favorite glass jar, the paint brush from DP #1 and a blue marble.  Again I was fascinated by the shadow cast in my still life box. Yupo is a synthetic paper which is tough as nails and really fun to work on.

I am making progress getting my new website started at Daily Paint Works and getting Paypal going.  I have been distracted by some larger works I am preparing for a show in Brunswick Maine in May and a series of small collages entitled "Kimonos".  I will post these once they are finished.

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