Newer works #72

Watercolor collage painting

#1283 Jump for Joy. Watercolor collage 5×3.5″ in 7×5″ mat. $25.

It’s been such a dry year for sales, I’ve not needed to create too much.  Nevertheless sometimes I just can’t hold back.  Thought I’d do a batch of small impulse-purchase sized works at $25 a pop.  Indeed there were a couple of impulses succumbed to in the last couple shows.  Here are a few of the ones that haven’t quite impulsed people yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor collage painting
#1284 Keep your promises. Watercolor collage 5×3.5″ in 7×5″ mat. $25.

 

 

I’m having as much fun with the titles as the collages.

 

 

 

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Newer work #71

Mixed media painting

#1271 Night watch. Mixed media on solid pine panel, 14×24″. $250.

This is the last of the current batch of cloud-shaped paintings  Theoretically the shape is great for a kids room, but not necessarily the poem written in it, if you want your child to ever sleep:

Night Watch
Stars between clouds
a night to stay up and watch
until the sun rises.

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Spontaneity

My other half is, like me, clumsy.  We buy glasses etc at Goodwill because then we never get upset when, inevitably, they are broken.  I like it that we are both clumsy because neither can give the other a hard time about it.  The other day I saw that one of his newer polo shirts had been used during a bleaching phase in the laundry and had two huge and several smaller bleached areas.  OK, so I should’ve taken a before pic but you can figure out which were the accidental areas as he leaned against the washer then took off the shirt and let the front accident soak through to the back.  I figured at this point there was nothing to lose from making a piece of art from it.

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Newer work #74

Thought I was going to sell this one over the weekend at Flagstaff, but it didn’t happen.  Anyway, happy 4th of July everyone, even if you’re not somewhere that’s celebrating Independence Day.  When I started creating this painting it wasn’t especially intended to be a 4th-of-July painting, but after I got the stars down, it spoke to me that this is what it wanted to be.  And like the fact that the shape resembles the triangularly folded flag.  The poem on it is:

The fourth of July
stars bursting against the night
and raining color.

Mixed Media Painting

#1270 “4th”. Mixed Media Painting on solid pine panel, 15×15″. $150.

Newer work #73

Mixed media painting

Nebula I. Mixed media painting on panel. Refractured watercolor, acrylic. 11×14″. $180.

This one is a sibling of Night Storm II – same refractured watercolor, I probably painted it with some of the same acrylics on the palette, but an utterly different shape and feel.  I’ve named it Nebula I because I like it so much I’m sure there will be a Nebula II at some point.  This one could truly be hung any way up, as long as you don’t mind the direction of the signature.

 

 

Collage fun in Yucca Valley

students in watercolor collage workshop

Three having fun.

The owner of Rainbow Stew had been disappointed not to be able to attend my watercolor collage workshop when I held it January – she had had an emergency that needed to be taken care of.  So, she rescheduled the class.

Output of watercolor collage workshop

Look what we made!

A few attended the workshop last Saturday and had a great amount of fun, each making several artworks and cards.  Valerie had so much fun we promptly rescheduled for the only other mutually available weekend this year – August 19th!

Graduates of watercolor collage workshop

Can’t wait until the next class!

output of workshop

Output at higher resolution – slow load but you might be able to expand.

artwork from collage class

Newer Work #72

Mixed media painting

#1260 Nightstorm II. Mixed media on shaped solid pine panel, 24×11″. $250.

 

 

Here’s another foray into differently shaped canvases.  A very abstract piece for that slender space that just needs a pop of color.  However despite looking quite narrow, the curve means the panel is actually 11″ wide.  This is one of three ‘siblings’ made from a single 18×24″ watercolor of a starfield, but presented as a dark swirling storm.

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