Remember When. The colors were just too much fun..so I had to finish this little piece. This is a 20x16 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas. It is going to Jewels CAS show at North Hills Gallery at the end of November along with Sunday Drive 1 and 2.
Pointing to new acrylic that still has too many names. Behind me is the still life demo done in class. That was fun for a change. I'll post the before and after of that one. On the wall are Sunday Drive 1 and Sunday Drive 2.
Round Rock Leader, Sports page Oct. 27th. Granddaughter Lauren got her picture in the paper again........proud me. Georgetown beat us just barely and Lauren played "lights out" with 15 kills, several amazing blocks...etc.
I've just started a new series and I have a million ideas. 1. Watercolor on 22x30 paper titled, Wake Up, it's a Good Day. 2. This is a finished demo that I started in class on the Element of Art, LINE that is also part of my new series "A Good Day" title is undecided at this point. . It's a 24x30 acrylic on canvas painted with many layers and glazes. Both paintings are very different because of the mediums used. Most of my watercolors are created using American Journey watercolors painted on a colored ground. This one was first painted with a peach colored ground of gesso, then I used the opaque watercolors and watercolor crayons to finish it. The large acrylic is hard-edged with bright colors both elements that work well with the properties of acrylics.
This mixed-media painting on a 16x20 canvas was painted while watching hours and hours of Univision's and Telefutura's 24 hour coverage of the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile. I was transfixed and continue to be amazed by the strength of the miners and the world's efforts to rescue them. I have started two more paintings on this subject. Paso a la Libertad
Finally after some crazy names, with a lot of help from friends and family, this painting is finished. It was fun when it was a bunch of bubble gummy pink blobs and some of the suggested names were interesting. My granddaughter Dana had the best title. Easter Island was a double play on words as it looked like easter candy and the rock formations on Easter Island. BUT, the new and final title is Formas y Colores Calidos. I had to make many changes getting the composition correct. My original intention also returned and that was bright reds with a Southwestern feel.
I haven't really decided on a name yet...and it might need some work here and there...but what fun! I started with a underpainting on the wc paper of gesso and cad red light, then painted with American Journey watercolors and gouche.