Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
This snowscape offers me the opportunity to play with color and texture. The snow is perfect to render like sugar white frosting with encaustic wax and t0 play with its resist nature in contrast to the watercolors.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
After covering the wood entirely with silver leaf I painted this snowy landscape which mirrors what is all around me in the Hudson Valley. It is a beautiful white sea of reflections and brilliance.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
rescuing some unfinished work and trying some new techniques. Otherwise I just need to get rid of old work or paint over it. So here again the silver leaf makes its way into the painting.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
These flowers are the cure for the winter blues or blahs. The silver leaf in the background emphasizes the brilliance of the flowers.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I added the gold leaf to an unfinished painting I had laying around and what a difference it made. It really adds life. This painting could literally brighten your day....
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I have been wanting to brush up on my portrait painting skills and this photo provided a fun memory that I want to keep.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
This looks much better in this photo than it does in real life because the silver leaf is doing what I really want it to - highlighting to the brightest possible point that it can go due to the flash of the camera. In person the silver leaf looks dark not light. So it does not work. I must stare at it on my wall to figure out how I can rescue this...
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
This nude has the duality of a glitzy Vegas girl and a Tahitian woman in a Gauguin scene. Don't get me wrong I am not thinking I paint like the great Gauguin. But I do admire his work.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
This is a fantasy landscape and part of a series that I am doing in order to play with color combinations and use my Artistic license to ornament with the gold leaf.