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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Playing with orange, blue, and iridescence




With these paintings, I took my experimentation further. You can't really tell from the scans, but I used an iridescent acrylic medium to add a clear shimmer in some areas. This gives it one more layer of depth.


I'm trying to develop more ways to make my abstract paintings as deep as a landscape, I suppose.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A few more small pieces, acrylic on YUPO




These are more of my smaller, 8x10" acrylic
paintings on YUPO paper. Creating these pieces involves some direct painting with brushes, spraying clear water on applied paint, stamping with various objects, pouring thinned paint, blowing with straws, etc.

Experimental painting, at it's finest...or at least with the most fun involved!

I mean, if you're not having fun, what's the point?



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Smaller pieces, acrylic on YUPO






So, I'm occupying myself with smaller abstract pieces. These are 8x10", acrylic on YUPO. They involve pouring thinned paint, stamping, direct painting with spraying, and other experimental techniques.


I'm thinking of listing some of them on eBay or Etsy, but I haven't decided yet.

I'm having fun with them, though. The next set I'm working on has stamped circles...anything in my studio that has a circular bottom is fair game.... everything has a ring of dried paint on the bottom now

Stay tuned for that!