Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fractured Heart

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Sometimes I start with an idea or a photo as a jumping off point, but this was totally spontaneous. Sometimes that's just the ticket to loosen me up, and an antidote to tight painting. It was fun. Reminds me that painting doesn't have to be "work."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


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The design for this one came to me many, many years ago. I met a gal who was selling her abstract work/prints to hotels, and I thought that might be something I could do (this was long before I was making anything close to a living with my art). I hadn't done abstract before, so I started mucking about in Photoshop, trying to come up with something interesting there before I committed it to canvas. I have a tablet and stylus, so I just started making random shapes and colors with it. It took me quite a while to come up with something I liked, and this was one of those.

I made a whole slew of images on this theme, and then tried to paint one really big. It was a total disaster, and I promptly abandoned the whole concept! But recently I pulled up those images again on my computer and thought - maybe they would work small. And I think this one does.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


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So, this one is really simple, but I like it a lot. I can see myself exploring more with this theme.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Four Times Over

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I started with the dark lines on this one, putting them down sort of randomly. Then I put in the color around it, making sure to vary the amounts of MID and LIGHT values.

Pointing Up

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I've been looking on Pinterest a lot lately, for ideas. I find a lot of abstract paintings that I like. Not that mine comes close to what I've collected, but I'm slowly making my way towards "trying to say what I want to say."