Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
watercolor on gessoed masonite
2.5 by 3.5 I like the blue koi mixed in with the orange.
I've been ill today so I may be taking a couple of days off.
How to do this project....buy acrylic gesso paint it on masonite ( get it from the hardware store) allow the gesso to dry, paint your picture in watercolor, allow to dry & varnish! I used matte varnish but gloss gel is nice too!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
4 by 4 acrylic on tissue paper mounted on claybord
This image is a piece of clay board ( ampersand) covered in one of my painted papers. So I guess you can say this is a collage.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Not for sale but I would be happy to tell you how you could make your own.
This is the cover to a journal.
I made today in preparation for a collage demo I’m giving on Tuesday. It has papers I created with tissue paper and acrylic paint. In the center there is a watercolor paper insert which I painted in WC but used a transfer from my sketch book. I also used wallpaper, around the edge I think they call it grass cloth plus various tapes and screens for texture.
I'll cover it in UV varnish & it should last many lifetimes.
Oh yeah… I forgot to mention…
I covered the whole thing in “Golden” Soft Gel Gloss for now.
The actual journal was a “composition book” you find in any drug store or school supply for $1.00. It has lined paper inside which is nice for notes, recipes, journaling and even some creative writing.
Monday, February 09, 2009
2.5 by 3.5 watercolor on paper.. start your collection today $15.00 plus 1.00 postage in USA.
I've been busy these days making collage papers and trying to finish up a commission. So sorry this is out of focus, my hands were rather shaky today. The actual painting looks better!
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009
Watercolor on 300 lb paper $100.00 8 by 10 inches
Rembrandt is one of my Koi, & as most of you know, I name my fish after famous artists.
In a letter to Huyghens, Rembrandt offered the only surviving explanation of what he sought to achieve through his art: the greatest and most natural movement.” Whether this refers to objectives, material or otherwise is open to interpretation; either way, Rembrandt seamlessly melded the earthly and spiritual as has no other painter in Western art.
One of my favorite paintings of Rembrandt’s “The Mill”