Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Colors and Lines, Purple

Colors and Lines, Purple abstract painting

More fun with the colors and lines paintings!

12×12 inches on paper, just like the others. This has some wonderful purple and turquoise colors.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colors and Lines, Circles

abstract painting with bright colors, dark lines, circles

I just love this one! I guess I’m supposed to say that about all of them, but I really like this one.

I used several layers of paint so that the colors have a lot of depth.

The ink has made such interesting shapes; the whole thing is very satisfying.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hand-Painted Necklaces

I’ve always admired art jewelry when I’ve been at shows, so I just had to give it a try.
These are hand painted – yes, each one is unique. No prints or copies here.

The painting is done with acrylic paints, and then sealed with a triangular-shaped piece of glass. The edges are rounded and soft, and the top is ever so slightly domed. They’re really pretty – at least I think so.

Each one comes with a silver-plated chain, 18 inches long, which is a nice length to wear.

They’re available in my Etsy shop, Necklaces section :

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Colors and Lines, Yellow

Now this one is just slightly different. After painting the colors and dripping on the ink, I added another layer of paint on top, and then more ink.

You can see the first layer of ink just peeking through the paint in several places, but especially in the lower right. I really like how it shows through ever so faintly. The lines are so delicate.

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Colors and Lines, Pink

I’m like a kid in a candy store with these paintings! I can’t get enough of them.

This is painted again on pre-printed scrapbooking paper that has been printed with a larger dot pattern. You can see some of the dots in the upper left, ever so faintly.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Colors and Lines, Red

Oh, am I having fun with these! I love the ink against the colors.

This one is painted on a 12×12 inch piece of scrapbooking paper. I bought a big stack of paper, the kind that’s pre-printed with stripes and swirls and plaids. This piece is printed red with tiny white dots. You can see some of the dots faintly peeking through around the edges.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Colors and Lines, Green

See the previous “Colors and Lines” post for the backstory here. This one is painted in cool shades of green, with bits of red, yellow, white, and pink.

The black form was made by dropping India Ink on the paper and blowing through a drinking straw to push the ink around. It’s formed these wonderful jagged shapes.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Colors and Lines

Recently, I was doing some collages and wanted a way to add a fine dark line element to them. Something that looked like it was drawn but not so…controlled…as a line drawn with graphite or pen.

So, being a former seamstress, I fired up the old sewing machines and ran some free-form lines of stitching across them. See “March Morning” or  “Surf” for examples. LOVED it.

However, I’ve been wanting to work larger, and I couldn’t figure out how to make a larger artwork fit in the sewing machine. Besides, how would a stretched canvas fit? It has wooden stretcher bars, after all. Hm…

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On The Horizon

Most of the time, when I start a new piece, I have maybe an idea for a starting point – a color or technique – but it’s usually fairly vague. I enjoy the exploratory process of creating an artwork.

Only once in a while do I know exactly how I want the finished piece to look.

Here's how I got there >>>