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.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's home he built in nature is a beautiful home. It is filled with natural stone and wood all topped off with a stream running right through the lower level of the house. I am making a scrapboard of the cantilevered structures that compose the home. I can't wait to start using shoe box tops to extend the architecture out in 3D from the canvas. Here, I have painted some of the trees. Cheers!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Star is Born

Greetings friends. Today, I am in between paintings so I took the time off to paint an antique piece of wood. I love turquoise blue. The wooden star is an antique I picked up at a sale. It had hung its dusty grey color in my studio for a couple of years just waiting to be created anew. Squirting out some paint onto my palette, I was able to paint the star so it shines just bright enough. You're a star!

This wooden antique star gets a fresh lease on life with bright shade of blue.

                                                              "V" is for Victory.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pittsburgh skyline -- it's a wrap

It's so thrilling and exciting to sit back after a painting is complete and look at it from different points of view. When I examined the painting from 10 feet away, it felt complete. Then, when I looked at it close up, my eye went to the colors and forms of the buildings. I felt comfortable that everything was in place. I hope you enjoy looking at the many colors and forms of the Pittsburgh skyline.

The Pittsburgh Skyline in acrylic by Carol Labashosky

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New painting begins

Hi everyone! I wanted to show you a new painting and see how its progressing. I started with a photo my niece gave me of the Pittsburgh skyline. Using acrylic paints, I tried to capture the sky with its tones of pink, grey and orange. Then, using black paint, I blocked in some of the buildings in the distance. When I'm painting I get down close to the paper on the buildings to try to make straight lines but sometimes making curvy lines just the same -- that's okay, though :)