Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Capsicum", Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 8"x8"

Are you sick of me painting food items yet?

Still have a little more in me but I will be getting back to more nature soon!  This is a gift for someone and it will be a surprise.  I am continuing to experiment more with color.  I am thinking that this might be a good composition for a larger piece.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

"Zesty #2", Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 8"x8"

This is the 2nd in a series that I started recently.  I previously posted "Zesty".  Here is another view and I again continued to experiment with color.

Choosing colors doesn't come naturally to me.  When I view a potential piece I am thinking of more on it's composition and drawing the subject than selecting colors.  I have been making an effort in the last year to make more deliberate choices when it comes to using color.  I added many more colors in this piece than "Zesty" and tried to use colors that would complement each other with each piece of fruit.

I dropped this piece off at Pop-Shop by Jo-Louise that will be open until the end of the month.  "Zesty" is also there to purchase.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

My 2 pieces for the On the Hill Gallery "Salvaged for a Purpose" Members Show

I am dropping off two pieces at for the Members show at On the Hill Gallery in Yorktown.  The first piece I call "Blue Ridge Mountains Majesty".  It is composed entirely of wallpaper from discard wallpaper sample books that were donated to me from a local company.  I affixed the torn pieces onto a 9"x12" canvas panel with Liquitex Gloss Gel.  I ended up coated the piece with Liquitex Pouring Medium before I framed it.

My 2nd piece is a magazine bowl made from vintage National Geographic magazines that I purchased from my local Habitat for Humanity Restore.

I did both of these projects with my middle school homeschool art class.  I hope to be able to post in the future their pieces because I am so proud of the job that they did.

Show opens May 4th and runs until May 31st.

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