Total number of images: 19
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|I am an artist who has also taught art extensively. At the same time, I participated in many galleries and art fairs throughout the South, consequently my paintings are all over the world. Early on, my first choice was watercolor, but recently I added acrylic and collage to my repertoire. It has opened up new worlds to me. All of my materials are permanent and lightfast.
Now many of my paintings are more open to interpretation, the viewer having the opportunity of putting his or her frame of reference into them. I hope you will enjoy immersing yourself into the paintings.
Total number of images: 19
- Ancient Civilization - 22"x15"
- Description: This painting has many textures, drips and splatters with glazes of acrylic paint over them. There are different kinds of linear effects, from scratching, stamping and dripping tar gel around the art work. There is also some collage. The painting started with subtle color and textural effects having no subject in mind. It gradually turned into a painting with ancient buildings as a subject.
- Autumn Forest - 11"x15"
- Description: Autumn Forest is a painting which started with layers of tissue as a ground. (The tissue is art tissue which I have colored with acrylic paint so it is permanent). After that I brushed on color. There was no subject when I started it, but the colors and textures suggested trees, thus it became "Autumn Forest". Some of the tree trunks are painted and some are collaged papers. The color is scumbled and glazed to bring out the depth of the painting.
- Cold Day Fishing - 22"X15"
- Description: "Cold Day Fishing" is a scene from life. I took a photo of some people fishing on a pier in November. It was quite a cold day. Their stances, clothing and attention to their fishing caught my eye. It started out as a gouache painting, but became acrylic with successive layers. There are subtle patterns and textures in the work. The use of "people-shapes" without features keeps it from becoming specific people. It is more a mood and intention of purpose rather than a portrait.
- Girl and Pillows - 22"x30"
- Description: "Girl and Pillows" is a painting that has gone through several stages. First was a watercolor painting, then I collaged art tissue (which has been hand-colored by me with liquid acrylics) onto the surface. Lastly, acrylic paint was worked on top of the collage. The girl is the subject, but the textures and patterns in the pillows is a secondary subject. There are many subtle patterns and textures throughout the painting.
- Girl In A White Dress 22"x30"
- Description: "Girl in a White Dress" started out as a collage using art tissue which I painted with liquid acrylics to produce different effects in the colors and textures. After that it gradually became a painting of the girl sitting next to several pillows employing those different patterns and textures. The cool colors in the background set off the warmer colors and white in the foreground.
- Light in the Fog 15"x22"
- Description: Lighthouses are a much-loved subject due to many sailors' salvation from peril. This one is purely from my imagination and the placement of art tissue on the paper.The shapes of dark and light in the picture made a pattern that suggested the subject. Besides making the tissue by painting liquid acrylics on it, I also put various materials in between layers which brings out textures in the rocks. The palette knife was used to highlight some of the lights and darks in them. Splattering and dabbing were done in the surf as it splashed into the rocks. Even the patterns in the painted tissue produced the effect of surf.
- Purple Hen 15"x22"
- Description: Different colors of art tissue (colored by me with liquid acrylic paint) were layered on the paper. Some of the darks, blues and purples, were arranged in a way that suggested the hen. I added the chicks with more purple and black tissue. After much study, I added some paint to show the foreground and background. It is a fantasy about - "I never saw a purple hen, I never hope to see one. But if I have a say in it, I'd rather see than be one!"
- City Lights - 15"X22"
- Description: This painting is an abstract which started with just color and shapes. There is a lot of texture produced by stamping with various textured materials on the wet paint. It is basically warm colors with a touch of cool colors occasionally seen throughout the art work. There are also stamps added toward the end of the process to bring out some of the textures and patterns. It is an abstraction which may remind the viewer of any number of subjects. I just saw city lights reflecting in water.
- Casual Lady - 11"X15"
- Description: This painting is heavy on stamping. I carve my own stamps and press them on when the paint is wet or dry. This is based on shapes more than a realistic person. The figure, including an obscured facial feature, is just the barest essentials as a figure. The paint is acrylic. There are stamps and patterns both on the figure and in the background. The color is based on a complementary color scheme of greens and dark, subdued reds.
- Derelict - 15"X22"
- Description: "Derelict" is a painting full of textural effects. It is an old barn on a hill behind our property. You can see that it is mostly yellowish greens, with some oranges here and there. Paint is scraped on, scraped in, splattered on and even brushed on in places. The barn is barely indicated. It gives the effect of a windy day. When seen up close, the viewer gets the feeling of movement.
- Dog woods - 11"X15"
- Description: Dogwoods is a fantasy, somewhat abstract painting using the white flowers as a subject on top of a red-orange background. There are subtle textures and a white veil of paint in the background. The color of the yellow-green accents on the red-orange background is very striking, yet the white flowers with their subtle shadings of blue stand out on their own.
- Hacienda Moonrise - 15"x22"
- Description: This landscape started abstractly by coating the backing with oranges, pinks and yellows. While wet I impressed some stamps I made into the surface. Subsequent layers built up the greens and dark reds. The stamps, when glazed with different colors have wonderful colors peeking through the layers and textures. It was totally abstract until I decided on the subject and brought it out with the darker reds. Linear effects and more stamping were add last. There is a lot of subtlety going on and it can be interpreted as a number of subjects.
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