Mini Landscapes – Acrylic on Canvas – 4×4 inches
After painting Field of Gold, I dug out some mini-canvases I had in my cupboard and continued on using the same colors. The sides are painted wrap-around and would look really cute on a mini easel. What do you think?
Seascape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches
Landscape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches
I love using the brayer, but I never know how these paintings are going to turn out. The top one came out the way I hoped, but the bottom one turned out different. In any event, I always enjoy myself when making these paintings. I also tend to get a bit messy. Although I have a great love of color, I find these dark paintings somewhat soothing. I used three colors: Mars Black, Indigo Blue, and Titanium White. I also used acrylic white ink.
I might try these in some bright colors next time!
Still life with pears – Acrylic on Canvas – 20 x 20
I wasn’t really happy with this painting I made a couple of years ago (2014), so I made it into this:
Seascape – Mixed Media on Canvas – 8 x 8 inches
I painted over the old painting with gesso. I have to say that I was having real trouble with this painting. I can’t tell you how many layers of paint are on here! It wasn’t working at all so I put it aside. And then, it just worked. I used a Phthalo Blue glaze from my previous painting and used Cadmium Orange and Alizarin Crimson straight onto the canvas. The sky was looking a bit too perfect, so I lifted some off with paper and transferred some of the lifted paint onto the sea and violá, I was done! Here is a close-up: