Thursday, May 27, 2010

Luxury Air Conditioning

9"x12" acrylic multi-media painting...As a base, I used a sky study painted in acrylic on paper-backed canvas. I then attached sections cut from two experimental paper compositions; one was a futuristic aquarium, the other was a funky windmill. If you look closely, you can see portions of a metalic frog, a water lily and double bubbles. The flag (attached only at the right side) in this piece has a patch defining the word 'windy'. The signature paw print indicates this is my cat's favorite bird watching place.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

At Day's End

10"x8" oil on gallery wrap canvas...$85 including shipping...After painting en plein air at Chickamauga (GA) battlefield last Summer, I snapped a few parting photos before packing up. It was late and the clouds foretold a coming shower. There is a bit of glare on the lower left corner.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Equine Red Tape

10"x10" acrylic multi-media painting...Sometimes a painting is just a jumble of colors, lines, and nondescript designs. Then something magical happens. In this case, tracing with red paint, I followed what I thought were haphazard lines. The resulting image popped and there was a horse's head...complete with ears, eye, mane, and bridle. The 'red tape' phrase comes from the patch of words taken from an old dictionary. Click...then click again...for a closer look.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Of Things Past

12"x10" acrylic multi-media painting...The thesaurus block represents the word "junction". Click on the image - then click again - for a detail view. We've all had junctions in our lives and, looking back upon them, they are "Of Things Past".
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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Cat Bird's Seat

...11 1/4"x10 1/4" acrylic mixed media painting...It's interesting how two failed compositions, which I had worked on for hours, can be sliced up with a paper cutter and used as pieces in another painting. The bird's body contains bits of a dictionary page showing the meaning of "window dressing". I think the bird makes excellent window dressing. Click on the image, then click again, to see the words.
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Friday, May 07, 2010

Keeping the Faith

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic mixed media painting...There are a lot of hidden designs in this painting. I used a small hand carved rubber stamp featuring 3 flying doves to apply the darker green on either side of the cross. The intersection in the upper left features a Celtic cross printed in golden irridescent paint.
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tracery of Shadow

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic mixed media painting...I'm not sure exactly what the gold symbol is. It was part of a sheet of stencils from a mandala book. If anyone knows, please let me know.
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Everything Went Swimmingly

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic multimedia painting...Everytime I look at this painting I see a big fish, which kind of explains the title. Although fish swim, the word 'swimmingly' actually means "...with great ease of success". I'd like for all my endeavors to go swimmingly.
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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Much to Whisper

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic multimedia painting...This one is done on clothing pattern tissue and, if you look closely, you can see some of the markings peeking through (which are part of the design).
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