I took all of my rescued paintings off of my dining room wall and hung up all of my newly framed paintings. I did say there was some glare! I think my picture framer did a great job.
I’ve been looking at these paintings to see which ones I like best, but having diverse tastes means that I like them all so finding my ‘style’ is going to be a challenge. I also enjoyed creating all of them. There is something for every mood!
Love – Acrylic on Paper – 9×12 inches
In honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to paint something with a theme, of sorts. I used three colors here: Mars Black, Titanium White and a metallic blue. Unfortunately the metallic blue doesn’t photograph well. There is a bit of a shimmer in the blue I like that you can’t see here. I am enjoying painting with the black paint and another color, especially blue.
I mentioned that I was having a bunch of paintings framed and I got them back this weekend. I have them all on my dining room wall. I think they look great. However, I can’t photograph them due to massive glare. I did not use anti-glare glass as it is expensive. As it was, I spent over £200 on framing and mounting 16 paintings and mounting 2 paintings wrapped in cellophane. As great as they all look, I can’t justify framing any more paintings at this time, only mounting them ready to be framed. If I ever end up selling my work, it will be easier to ship if they are mounted only. (It might happen one day.) In the meantime, I will just carry on painting!
Something with Poppies – Mixed Media on Paper – A3
My most recent mixed media piece, now off with the picture framer for mounting. I sent her off with quite a few of the pieces I made since the Xmas holidays. This one started like the other mixed media pieces – totally random. The poppies were going to be something else, but ended up as poppies. I really like poppies, so you may see more of these.
I also have a tip for you. I went to the paint store over the weekend and came back with a pile of wallpaper samples for my collages. The paint store is a great cheap (free!) resource for color pallets, and there is some great paper out there. So go to your paint store!