Sunday, June 24, 2018

Midwestern Barn Painting

Today, I began anew on a bright white canvas. I used gesso first to prime the canvas for acrylic paints. It was helpful to have a photo of a barn since I haven't gone outside yet this year to plein air paint.


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mixing beautiful colors

This painting has colors recreated from a Bruce Springsteen album CD cover.  If you look at the bottom left of the photo, you can see the sample colors. I thought the yellows, purples and blues would look pretty on a canvas. Later, I'll paint some of the silhouette trees onto the picture. Love it!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Greetings and hello, greeting cards!

I've been working on some spring greeting cards this month. Flowers are blooming here in Louisville Kentucky and the markets' flowers have such beautiful, bold and bright colors. All greeting cards here are 5 x 7 inches and they would send a wonderful "hello" to your family or friends.




Monday, March 26, 2018

Fallingwater scrapboard complete - jumps right at you from the canvas!



Each time I complete an art project it takes a little piece away from me. It's letting go. In my studio, I will now hang up Fallingwater, and then, be able to remember each step I took in the creative process.
My scrapboards are my memory, my travel destinations and ideas or themes that attract me. I hope you've enjoyed learning about art in my blog and watching the fine art come to life step by step.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Acrylic paints, shoe box lids and fancy paper


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater scrapboard

I finally got back into the studio after a hiatus. I somehow just didn't feel like making art. I have a new painting going, and it is now taking shape. The painted frame around the sides of the scrapboard isn't to my liking but that's okay for now. I can work with that later. Affixing the boxes to the canvas is a replication of the house's cantilevered rooms as part of the structure. It's pleasing to see the boxes look like the real thing!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A happy day of painting at summer's end


Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater artwork coming along


By adding some shoe boxes to the canvas it lends the 3-D affect I'm trying to achieve.