Friday, October 30, 2015

Back to Work with Dottie

After a lovely week away hiking and visiting non-chain restaurants, it was time to get back to work with "Dottie". I started this one last week before I left.

"Dottie" 12 x 12"
Original mixed media on 1/2" gallery wrap canvas

Different light shows different parts of the painting like the background

Edges of painting are finished, painting is ready to hang

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sunflowers and Swirls

"Sunflowers and Swirls"
12 x 12" mixed media on canvas panel

Going a little bigger. This piece is 12 x 12". Such fun to work on.

Frame suggestion

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Passages and Posies

This painting gets it's name in part from my younger sister. There is a pattern I used that has special meaning to us.

Today's painting is also a little smaller (6 x 6) than my first ones. I am prepping a canvas that is 12 x 12" for tomorrow's work. That's a pretty large canvas for me.

"Passages and Posies"
6 x 6" Mixed Media on Gessobord
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Possible frame suggestion

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pinks and Polka-Dots

"Pinks and Polka-Dots"
Mixed Media on 8 x 8" Canvas Panel
I've decided to make the mixed media paintings a series and I'm calling the series "Cindy's Stories".

When I was a little girl I told some rather tall tales. My parents would ask me "is this a Cindy story?"

So in honor of my lovely childhood, I'll be working in whimsy a little while longer.  Besides I have all of these art supplies now for mixed media....can't let them go to waste.

It  may not be high art, but it satisfies my soul and most importantly gets me up in the morning and back in the studio.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Something Whimsical This Way Comes

In my seemingly never-ending challenge to get back in my painting groove, I decided to do a little experimenting. I was inspired by a demo I saw on Pinterest awhile back which involved watercolor, acrylic paint, acrylic inks and paint pens.

I was intrigued by the process, because it's all out of your imagination. I've always felt I needed to look at an object in order to paint it. This was more akin to finding your objects and creating negative space. There was something very freeing about just trying to figure out where to go next with the painting.

For my first experiment in this process I am fairly pleased. More importantly, I can't wait to get to the next try at it.

"Pot and Poppies"
8 x 8" mixed media on canvas panel

Shown in a suggested frame (this is a virtual frame)