Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tornado in box

Acrylic paint and mediums on 16"x20" back stapled canvas.
Antique gold, gold, umber, Golden's fluid acrylic Azo gold, fluid Nickel Azo yellow, and fluid iridescent gold made a base, unmixed, and full of streaks to let dry. This is an abstract painting in what I would call its most rudimentary form. No forethought, no planning- i painted completely unstructured. I later returned to it and added some pale olive with just a touch of turquoise, golds, and interference green. The black textured "string gel," intertwined with a copper colored gel medium, has me still passing by it as I work on other paintings, pausing with the thought-Is this done? Or in need of a total makeover??

Monday, December 29, 2008


This is the final piece in "Textural Abstracts" Series.
It is on heavy, quality paper 18"x24." Gesso on both sides and left to dry.
Then i sanded the side I would paint. The first layer was gold, Yellow Ochre, Buff white, interference Gold, Iridescent pearl.
I left a heavy layer of those acrylic colors, and let it dry. I lightly sanded the entire piece, before I taped off the sections I would paint. A light dry brush application of Burnt Umber , followed by Crimson, pale olive green, always sanding after applying, so as to sand it slightly wet.
I added a string gel medium with black acrylic and fluid interference green to texture and detail the edges. Celtic symbols are throughout the painting, glazes under them and then cover them....
Finished with a UV protective gloss varnish.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Language of Time

This is a painting on 300lb heavy, quality paper-22"x30".
After applying
Gesso on both sides, I laid a base coat of Umber, crimson, & Golden's fluid interference green- and then sanded it while still slightly wet.
After letting it dry, I applied different colors, a string gel medium (you can actually pour on -consistency is like honey) and then an acrylic glaze. Some steps I repeated. This may still be a work in progress...

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Signs of History

I have several more finished paintings from my series "Textural Abstracts" that are finished and in need of uploading...This is on High quality, 260Lb heavy paper 15"x20" with Lots of texture. Acrylic colors are Umber, Sienna with Gold and interference Greens, and yellow ochre with gold and more Raw sienna...A little bit Cerulean blue is coming through-as my first base coat was cooler tones, until adding the many layers of aforementioned colors...
Finished w/ UV protective gloss varnish.
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acrylic on canvas 16x20, gloss finsh