Tuesday, June 17, 2014

#24

6x6, Acrylic on Masonite Board
 
 
I'll be honest with you, I love this one. :) It wasn't looking at details, I was frustrated (by an non-related subject) and I just started painting. I was very surprised to see how it turned out!




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#23

 
6 x 6, Acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
This is one of my favorite paintings I have made. I love purple Calla Lilies, but they can be challenging to paint. This is the first time I have ever really liked any painting I have done of Calla Lilies. I also like the dark backdrop, it creates a lot of contrast.

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#22

 
12 x 12, Acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
This is just a whimsical little painting I made for a friends' 20th birthday, with some inspiration from my friend Kayla. This was a fun one to create, I didn't have to fret too much with the details, I just had some fun. :)
 
 
 
(Not for sale, but recreation is possible)

#21

 
6 x 6, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
I debated about posting this painting, but in the end I decided it was best if I did. I have days when I make really sucky paintings, and this is an example of that. But, I have to remind myself that I am still learning. Like a great artist by the name of Lisa Daria (go check out her blog: http://lisadaria.blogspot.com/), you can't have the good paintings without the bad. 

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#20

 
12 x 12, acrylic on canvas board
   

 
 


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#19

 
12 x 12, acrylic on canvas board
 
 
I'm pretty excited about this piece - all because of those roses. I have struggled for what seems like the beginning of time with painting rose petals (do I make them geometric? Do I try to go super detailed?) and these seem like a pretty good compromise. They just make me happy.




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Monday, June 16, 2014

#18

 
12 x 12, acrylic on canvas board
 
 
 

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#17

 
6 x 6, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
This is another work that I have a love/hate relationship with. There are elements that I like - the side of the vase, the contrasts in the flowers - and then there are some iffy parts. :)
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#16

 
6 x 6, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 

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#15

 
6 x 6, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
This is one of my absolute favorite paintings that I have ever done - not because it is all that fabulous, but because it is out of the box. It's messy, but still grounded in reality. I just like that. By the way, my brushes usually are that messy. That gives it character, right? :) 


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#14

 
11 x 14, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 

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#13

 
9 x 12, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
This is the thirteenth painting in the daily painting series. There is a lot I am iffy about with the painting, but I do love the texture in the flower. Can you tell that flowers make me happy?
 
 
 

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#12

 
12 x 12, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
For someone who doesn't like painting fruits very much, I sure do gravitate towards them when choosing a set-up. They just create some really neat shadows, especially if you squint down.   
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#11

 
12 x 12, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
I loved this still life set-up. I didn't quite portray the details of the vase like I had hoped, but I still like this painting. :)
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#10

 
11 x 14. acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
I am ridiculously happy about that flower. It just makes me smile. :)
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#9

 
14 x 8, acrylic on burlap
 
 
 
This is the ninth painting in my daily painting experience. This was an interesting painting to create. It was my first time using burlap as a paint surface and though it had a manufactured clear gesso on the back, it was very difficult for the paint to take. I am happy with the turn out, and my mother was happy, too - this was one of her Mother's Day gifts this year. 
 
 
 
(Not for sale, but recreation is possible) 

#8

 
11 x 14. acrylic on Masonite Board
 
 
This is a redo of #7. It isn't terribly realistic, but that's okay. :) I still count it as an improvement! 
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#7

 
6 x 6. acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
 
This painting and I have a love/hate relationship. That's all I can say, really.
 
 
 
(Sold)

#6

 
11 x 14. acrylic on canvas
 
 
 
This is the sixth work in my daily painting process. At the insistence of a fantastic artist and mentor, Lisa Daria, I worked with the same still life (with slight variations) for the first week or so. This allowed me to really see the still life as different entities to be observed, not some fearsome big picture. :)  
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#5

 
 
6 x 6, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 

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#4


 6 x 6, acrylic on Masonite board
 
 
This is the fourth painting in the daily painting process. I'll be honest, I wasn't as happy with this painting, but I am posting it anyway. :)
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#3

 
11 x 14, acrylic on canvas
 
 

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#2

 
12 x 12, acrylic on canvas
 
 
This is #2 in the daily painting experiment. Like the first, the texture of this painting was created by a large house painting brush and a #8 Windsor.



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#1



 
12 x 12, Acrylic on canvas
 
 
                    This is the first painting in the in my experiment with daily painting. This work was the
   last large project we did at the Lisa Daria Workshop at The Art School of Sandy Springs in late April of 2014.
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