Archive | April, 2014
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Rays (Abstract)

25 Apr

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My newest piece.  There are two different blue/bluish tones in this piece and two different green tones.  The differences are subtle but noticeable enough because of the way the strong line assists the colors in standing out.

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Watercolor Wednesday

25 Apr

Kayse is a young artist whose work is unique and very creative. If you aren’t familiar with her art yet you should take time to stop by her site and check out her work.

deer2 I am starting a new weekly posting called, ‘Watercolor Wednesday’, posting a photograph of one new watercolor painting a week. I think it will be a good way to motivate myself to create more often. It’s one of my goals to do forty paintings this year… and I’m pretty behind.

This deer is part of a series of different animals that I’m painting in this style.

Watercolor painting is wonderfully therapeutic for me. I used to only paint in acrylics because I hadn’t learned how to use oils and watercolors would frustrate me so much. I thought watercolor paint was uncontrollable and had a mind of it’s own. I still think that’s true… I’ve just learned tricks to manipulating the way they will blend and flow. I often don’t know what a painting will look like when it’s dry. Watercolor painting taught me a lot about letting go and not needing to…

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Joyful Saturday

25 Apr

If you’re not familiar with Shell’s work you owe it to yourself to take a look. I know you’ll enjoy her work!

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Joyful Saturday

Gorgeous light and hours to play today…paint flowed with a casual ease. It’s joyful and unexpected, time like this on a weekend. So I held it tight, absorbed the feeling and made the most of this beautiful afternoon.

There’s a comfort and warmth in this one…maybe it’s in her pose. I don’t often reach for pink, and you can see I began to slide into my favorite blue…my mind just takes me there. I like the line work around the hem of her dress and I could easily get lost in the folds, the details of pin tucks and shading. I’d like to think she’s finished, I signed her after all, but I keep adding ink…a little bit here and there.

You’ll just have to imagine the smile:)

Original Ink and Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel
shellrummel.com

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Up Town

25 Apr

A great painting by a great painter. Really enjoyed this one.

Victoria Kloch | fine art

'Up Town' 22" x 30" soft pastel by Victoria Kloch ‘Up Town’ 22″ x 30″ soft pastel by Victoria Kloch

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Arc (Abstract)

21 Apr

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This piece really captures the essence of what I’ve been exploring lately.  I really love the way lines intersect and interact.

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Freestyle (Abstract)

16 Apr

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Usually I pencil sketch before a drop of paint hits the paper.  Not this time.  I loaded up my favorite brush with black paint and free-handed the lines (except for the circles & border) and then let the colors come as I filled the piece in.  I’m pleased with the design that emerged and find the colors work well together to create a pleasant feel.  I don’t do dark, macabre, evil, weird paintings, that’s not my thing.  I think the world is dark, evil, macabre, and weird enough.  I want my art to be an appreciation of beauty, hope, and light.

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Quadrant (Abstract)

14 Apr

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My newest piece.  These geometric abstracts keep coming, but I’d like to hear from some of you what you see.  How do you connect with this painting?  If you like it what is it that grabs you or draws you in?  I’m always curious to know how my work connects with people.  Thanks!

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