Wednesday

Let it Flow

 

Mixed Media on stretched canvas


Mixed media on stretched canvas

Alot of my work lately has been intermingling fluid paint with heavier paint-- so some areas flow and drift and mix and other areas of paint tend to stay put or create interesting barriers and resists to the path of fluidity. I can absorb many hours watching and reacting to this dance of paint. These two are my favourites thus far.

Sunday

aDrift

Mixed Media on 24x24 cradled hardboard

Mixed Media on 24x24 cradled hardboard

Saturday

Playing Catch Up




So I guess the fastest way to catch up is to do a few posts with paintings I have finished over the last several months. These ones are from my Musing series-- small daily warm ups, practising-- seeing what the muse has to offer. Sometimes I like what happens-- sometimes I don't but its all good practise in forms and colours. All mixed media [acrylic, ink, collage] on stretched canvas.

Friday

Coloured Rain

Mixed Media on 18x24 stretched canvas.

Mixed Media on 18x24 stretched canvas.

Away too too long again... Working with more fluid paint and india ink-- in love with stains, running paint and well placed drips... coloured rain.

Thursday

Matting Works on Paper

Dream Space 101
Mixed Media on Paper
[ink, watercolour, acrylic, rice paper, collage]

I love working on paper. After monthes of working mostly on paper in my art journal and out of it, I've also come to appreciate just how differently paper takes the paint. I used to just accumulate these works on paper, thinking someday I would finally get around to mastering cutting mats. Hasn't happened yet. But I have found a wonderful alternative Matshop.ca which also has a dot com link for US customers. The prices are reasonable and the best thing is they will cut the opening to any size you want! They also sell backing boards and archival bags so you can mount your work and keep it safe. So now I just have to got through the stacks of paper and find the little gems amongst the dross.

Wednesday

Dream Space

Dream Space 105
Musing series
Mixed Media on Paper
[rice paper, collage, ink, watercolour, acrylic]



Tuesday

Musing series

Mixed Media on 8x8 stretched canvas
Musing series

The Musing series are my daily paintings. I start my day in the studio with an open mind working with what arrives, somewhat like working in an art journal. This series is a daily reflection of current obsessions and explorations. It includes studies in form, composition and colour, experiments, sketches and detours from the main path.

Sunday

Coming Back

Mixed Media on 8x8 stretched canvas.
Musings series

Officially this sabbatical is over. It took much longer than I expected to heal and find new ways of working. I am coming back around to painting daily after monthes of working predominantly in my art journal when I could work at all. I am hoping to post more regularly now that I am getting back into the swing of things.