Triptych in Blue

As I mentioned before, I am working my way through my substrates.  I have so much, that I am not allowing myself to purchase any more until they are all used up (or mostly all used up).  I’ve had a set of 3 panels for some time now.  Whatever made me purchase them, I have no idea, but since I have them I had to use them.  So this is what we got:

IMG_4466Acrylic and Collage on Canvas – 40x45cm (16×17.5 inches)

Sorry about the quality of the photograph, but it has been a dull and rainy day today and I really wanted to show you what I have been doing.  This painting is actually a bit more vibrant.  I will try and get a better one if the sun ever comes out anytime soon.  I have been using the leftover paint from this one on a smaller canvas board – 10×12 inches.  Here are some closeups of the panels.

While painting the previous stripes paintings, I remembered something about myself that I had forgotten, and that is I really like stripes (and grids).  There is order in a straight line and containment in a grid (although the lines above are not particularly straight). So I will be experimenting with lines and grids for the foreseeable future.  Here I used 3 different blues, some straight out of the bottle/tube and mixed with white/black. I also used yellow to make a green.  Hmmm, I wonder how many different blue paintings I can make?

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Lines

Hello everyone.  It has been non-stop here the last few weeks with family things, work and dog stuff.  I have a few paintings on the burner, but I actually managed to complete two recently.

IMG_4458Acrylic on Canvas Board – 10 x 12 inches

I used my regular artists acrylic paint, with some fluid and open paint.  On the one below, I added a texture paste to the canvas prior to painting.

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Acrylic on Canvas – 60x40cm

I started both at the same time as I had the colors I needed already out.  Working on two different surfaces is interesting as the paint goes on in different ways.  The canvas board is obviously a more rigid surface which makes the paint flow more smoothly.  The painting above has a thin profile and the sides are painted black.  I have been trying to work out how to frame it, but in the meantime it shall just hang as is.  The smaller painting will just fit into a standard 10×12 inch picture frame.  The smaller painting was always intended on being in portrait format, but the large canvas lends itself to a landscape.  I had to flip it around a few times to work out which way I liked it best.  I might even keep it!

Splitter Splatter

IMG_4426 - CopyPlaying around with paint and collage on 10×12 inch canvas board, first and second layer.

IMG_4435 - CopyI used ink, fluid paint, granulation fluid and a straw.  Several people have told me that this looks likes flowers.  It wasn’t my intention.  Here is a close-up.

IMG_4451I like the wispy lines.  The top coat is a faux encaustic, that you can’t see in the photo.  It is shiny and full of texture.  My daughter’s boyfriend likes it.  I might give it to him, but he has to come and collect it.  🙂