Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ruined Sandcastles.

Painting needed a more focused center and a cooling of the sand color.   Intentioned abstracts are not as easy as they look.    This finally finished piece is part of my "Water" series and about waves crashing into and destroying all those sand castles I built as a child.    If you are interested in the process, the road traveled is shown below. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another Edit for Sandcastles

Honestly, I think this is finally the final edit.   If you study the painting below you will see a major bullseye in the middle.   Big compositional boo-boo.   I was so intent on the "water" thing that I didn't see it until I had it hung on my wall.   This still says water but without the bullseye.   

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sandcastles Gone

This is the final version of the painting below that needed lots of work.   I worked on the color, the shapes and just about everything else while keeping my original intention which was to paint an abstract about the ocean.  Whew!

Friday, July 15, 2011

More water.......

Second attempt and managed to stick to my intention of an abstracted water painting.   This 40x30 acrylic is titled,  Sand and Sea or Sand Etchings or something like that.   Also part of my intention was to paint the sand and the water.    One of my pastimes when I'm lucky enough to be there,  is sand castle creator.

Back to Water

This 30x40 acrylic started off as an abstract but it just did not work, so I finished it in a more realistic manner.   Memories of the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Boone, NC

Lauren is now officially a student and NCAA volleyball player at Appalachian  State University in Boone.  Awesomely beautiful place and home of  favorite art supply store.   I had to get a few things....:)