The Pond: abstract expressionism

The Pond,  an acrylic on canvas. Definitely a painting that reflects the water theme you’ve been seeing me post so much about in recent weeks.     Abstract Art I consider this painting approach “Abstract Expressionism.”  It is  the one that best describes the art style here. Below, is one of the many many,  photos… Continue reading The Pond: abstract expressionism

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Stories …. told, through art

Say it, like you mean it.  Art that speaks a message stays longer with us than ‘pretty.’ Creating art rich in symbolic meaning, in content, in depth has always intrigued me. Layering textures, colors, brushstrokes, with meaning that will remain with the viewer has always been my driving purpose. Its like a little siren call.… Continue reading Stories …. told, through art

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Colorful Brushstrokes

Breaking the rules. With decisive,  powerful brushstrokes. Colorful brushstrokes.     A Bridge of Prussian Blue These two big sweeping strokes of Prussian blue unite the image.   The background was quite jarring, overly full of lively textures.  And, it was so warm. This is generally not in keeping with a balanced sense of harmony… Continue reading Colorful Brushstrokes

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Sea Salt, Sand and Surf

Fast. Fun.  Free. Images of the ocean.  Creating the pulse of sea salt, grit, sand and surf. Its a rapid beat,  surf spraying  and  ‘wave riders’  at one with the sea.               Sea Salt and Sand The surfers are on the edge, riding each wave…… with a seemingly careless… Continue reading Sea Salt, Sand and Surf

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Under the Influence – of Matisse

For Inspiration, you never can go wrong with the Masters. Anytime my classes need a bit of visual ‘help’  I always like to mention “Go To The Masters!” They have decades of experience just waiting for us to learn from.     Matisse Like Impressionist Nude   To be under the influence of one of… Continue reading Under the Influence – of Matisse

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Enjoying Cobalt Teal Blue

It is a happy color,  Cobalt Teal Blue. Not in an over the top kind of way, but in the way that just makes you feel ….. content. I missed it.   It was time to get up, get busy,  and get out the CTB. Lets just see what it can do!     Enjoying… Continue reading Enjoying Cobalt Teal Blue

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