After almost a year of painting 5 x 7 small oil paintings, I've gone Big!!! I'm now in love with 30 x 40 acrylic paintings. This is my latest painting fresh off the easel. I've painted in acrylics before and the quick drying time was so frustrating, but now that I have hours of painting experience, it's a bonus to be able to rework an area quickly if it isn't working. And, not only have I gone big, but I indulge in the best linen canvas I can afford and believe me it makes a huge difference. Once I painted on this lovely surface, I decided I could never go back. Enjoy!
I seem to be attracted to all things purple lately. Yesterday I painted this purple Iris from my photo collection. I think the original photo was taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. 8 x 10 acrylic.
I took a break from finishing the doorway grouping that I'm working on and took on a challenge: the dandelion puff. It was a challenge, but I'm pleased with the result. This is an acrylic 5 x 7 small painting.
I'm excited to say that my Doorway/Gateway series in in progress. I was inspired by pictures I took in Old Town Alexandria when I was visiting recently. The area is old, historical and so quaint. I must say that man made structures have always posed a challenge to my painting skills, so these first two paintings are in progress. I used acrylics as my base painting so I could work out some of the problems. Next step is to break out the oil paint and finish these up.
Welcome to my blog. I'm excited to create the 3 series of art that I have planned. All of these will be small works, sometimes created as a triptych to be kept as a group, but more often all of these works will be 8 x 10 and smaller works of art. I paint in acrylics and oils and painting to me is like breathing. I just have to do it.
The 3 series I currently have planned are Flowers, Doorways/Gateways and All God's Creatures. The first piece of art is finished and is a triptych called "Bud to Bloom.
I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.