Another 5"x 5" painting done on Ampersand Claybord. A really nice surface to paint on. I buy my Claybord at DickBlick.com They have great prices, usually up to 46% off list price, This painting was done with Jo Sonja Artists' Acrylics. The colors are vibrant. Another great buy at DickBlick.
This is the final painting....or not. I am sometimes unhappy with a finished painting. It's perfection that I strive for knowing full well it is unattainable. This one I will leave alone for now as a work in progress.
This is the painting I created at first. I was somewhat satisfied with it and then decided it needed to be reworked. You can see the revisions I made in the painting above this one. I do have a bit of regret in painting over my clouds.
As you can see from this painting and others I'm not one to paint smiling faces a lot. I tend to paint more serious expressions, even on children. I believe I get more depth in the face with a serious expression. It all comes down to the eyes. Once I get that feeling and emotion in the eyes, that's when I know that the painting is finished. Every face that I paint or draw begins and ends with the eyes.
This is a mixed media piece. Liquitex Acrylic paint and Conte Pastel pencils on canvas. 18 x 18".
This painting was a challenge. It was my first attempt at painting someone viewing art....three fold. I use acrylic paint throughout the whole process. I had a great deal of fun doing it.
Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 20
This painting was inspired by my time spent in New Mexico. I would get up early on Saturday morning during Balloon Fiesta to watch the hot air balloons go by my window. I had a great view from my terrace. I was also inspired by the skies of New Mexico. That state has some of the most beautiful skies I have ever seen. I never tired of watching the sunrises and sunsets. The Sandia mountains in Albuquerque were a site to behold right before the sun set. This acrylic painting is 16 x 20.
This is another beach scene done at night. I tried to depict a shadow thrown onto the beach by an artificial light source. The sand area in the painting is very textured. It is hard to see in this photo. I love the night time. Maybe thats because I'm a loner of sorts. I wanted to show that side of me in this painting. This is an acrylic painting on a 24 x 30 gallery wrap canvas.