Archive | October, 2015

Untitled 1620-3 (2015)

30 Oct

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A free-flowing abstract piece.  Not sure what inspired or influenced this one.  Just emerged after painting the background wash onto the paper.

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)


Untitled 1620-2 (2015)

29 Oct

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One of the things I love about Jean Michael Basquiat was his use of white on solid colors.  The white on black sections of this piece absolutely take their cue from the works of Basquiat.  Additionally, sometimes I wrestle with generating so much art so frequently.

During my married years so much of my creative self was locked away, even imprisoned by the demands of life and expectations of others.  I guess my brush has more than a decade and a half of making up to do-hence the prolifery of work emerging from this artist and shared with the world.

I hope my viewers know I long for their honest feedback and genuine assessments of my work.  If something sucks please call me out.  I don’t have to publish everything I make on this blog & I don’t always publish every piece-but if it connects with me I love seeing how it connects with you.  Thanks for listening, lol!!

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Untitled 1620-1 (2015)

29 Oct


Had fun just going with a free-expression piece.  No point to this one, no agenda-just paint!  I did a background off-white wash that covered the whole page prior to adding the painted images.  Not sure what I think about this one but it does demand my gaze.

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Puzzled (2015)

28 Oct


(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Azteca (2015)

27 Oct


As this piece came together it had a Soutwestern, earthy kind of feel.  The lines in the middle create kind of a terraced effect which I thought was kind of cool.  Those lines were my starting point for this piece, everything else came together as I worked.

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Smell the Flowers (2015)

22 Oct


As I was painting the lines started revealing the image of a face on the far right of the piece and I loved the strong, classical appearance of the face and I decided to paint a flower close by so it looked like this person was enjoying its beautiful aroma.  Once again, no agenda and what emerged surprised and delighted me!

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

American Dream? (2015)

20 Oct


(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Fiesta (2015)

16 Oct


(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Vine (2015)

15 Oct


What I love about working abstractly is that where you start is not necessarily where you end up and yet the piece that emerges can be distilled down, on some level, to something that speaks to or connects with whoever the viewer is.  What it connects to is that subterranean place in each of us that longs for expression; that is desperate to be known and to be understood.

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Humanity (2015)

14 Oct


Another new large format piece (24″ x 30″).  The shiny areas are a gloss paint (too much reflection in photo).  This just has an earthy, organic feel to me.  As I was looking at it I felt like I was seeing people with raised arms and reaching out to each other.  Wish we had more people reaching out to each other these days across nations, political spectrums, and social/economic boundary lines.  Guess I feel like it would be hard to hate another person if you take the time to understand their experience/journey.

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

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