Archive | November, 2014

Variations (2014)

28 Nov

Variations (2014)

My first large format piece (24″x32″).  How fun this was!  I might be hooked on doing larger work now!!  Everything else I have posted up to this point (w/the exception of the piece entitled, “Collaboration,”) is small format (7″x9″).  Having space to work with and express more freely is amazing.

Kandinsky Re-imagined (2014)

26 Nov

kandinskyreimagined.edd.11.25.14

A new Kandinsky inspired piece.  His shapes, use of color, and utter mastery of the art of painting is the impetus behind much of my work.  I am endlessly inspired by Kandinsky’s work.

Collaboration (2014)

25 Nov

Collaboration.11.22.14

My 8 year old daughter, Lydia, and I painted this over the weekend.  She was visiting my home and our creative natures combined to make a very enjoyable painting.  🙂  When we were adding some splashes of paint splatter to the painting we had a cute dialogue about what one can and can’t do with art.  When I started to add paint splatter on the piece she looked up and said, “You can do that?”  I said, “Oh, yeah!”  And she started joining me with this huge grin on her face.  She was like, “Do you think that’s too much?”  I said, “Not if you don’t!”  And we kept splattering for a while.

I love her innocence and excitement at trying something with art that seems outside the normal rules.  You know, when you color in coloring books you’re told to stay inside the lines.  I want her to be a critical, outside the lines of the normal expectations kind of thinker.  Maybe this was a positive step in that direction for her.  Either way, it was a lovely time well-spent!

Resound (2014)

21 Nov

resound.edd.11.20.2014

A new piece.  The black lines are all illustrator’s markers; the fill is watercolor paint on cold-pressed watercolor paper.

In the Key of Kandinsky (2014)

19 Nov

inthekeyofkandinsky.edd.11.18.14

Another Kandinsky infused/inspired piece.  His designs and pieces simply enthrall me, I can’t shake my Kandinsky addiction!

Spinner (2014)

18 Nov

spinner.edd.11.17.2014

Another new geometric abstract.  Playing with my color palette.

Chasing Kandinsky (2014)

17 Nov

chasingkandinsky.edd.11.17.2014

Wassily Kandinsky is a huge inspiration to me.  This is my homage to his “Composition viii” (1923).

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