Saturday, April 25, 2015


This painting started as the basis of being part of a journal cover. It still might be. I had fun building up layers in the bottom part, creating texture with a piece of crumpled plastic. The top has a roll of brayer lines that I lightly touched up after dry with more yellow azo but I did not like the look and removed it. It retains a great texture that is lovely to touch.

Drifting, 9 x 12, acrylic on paper

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Energy Dance

Energy Dance, 9 x 12, acrylic on paper

This experimental painting has bold colors and slashes of the palette knife, bringing back underlying transparent colors of purple, red, and yellow oxide. Some of the accumulated paint on the knife went right back in the middle parts of the composition.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Beach Vista from the Waves

Beach Vista from the Waves, 9 x 12, acrylic on paper

This one still has an ocean theme, but it is more realistic. I can remember, as a child, being in the Pacific Ocean and looking back at the beach. This wasn't my distinct view but it has that feel. Besides, I could not see that well without my glasses back then.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Abstract Ocean

Last month, missing painting, I got out my supplies. It always feels so good to play with paint.

Abstract Ocean. 9 x 12, acrylic on paper