Here's another weird one. I started this like last week's painting with poured frisket. My goal here was to create a sense of depth. It looks like things floating in space to me, hence the title. However, now that I'm looking at the photo, I'm seeing all sorts of things within the shapes. Does anyone have a better idea for a title?
Wow! Is this weird or what? I do love to experiment. I started this painting intending for it to be a non-representational painting. I poured resist on the paper and moved it around. I kept seeing a face and neck from those lines on the left side. Of course, the face shape is not really realistic but I went with it anyway. The other lines reminded me of one of my bad hair days so I started playing with hair. Then it started to look like it was floating in water so I went in that direction. I need to fix her mouth. The left side has a highlight on it but unless you are looking at it from close up, her mouth looks crooked. I love the feeling of movement in this painting and overall, I'm pretty happy with it.
I forgot to let you all know that both of the silk paintings in the last two posts were juried into the Chemers Gallery show and they will be there through May 29th. They didn't win any awards but at least they were juried into the show.
This painting was done quickly and I was trying for "loose". It's definitely looser than most of my paintings and it was really fun to do.
This is another silk painting that I painted to enter in the "Live and Play in Tustin" show. I should know soon if they got into the show. I almost didn't enter this year. The theme really stumped me because it seems like you really need to have a person in the painting that is showing the living and playing in Tustin. Well, I don't like painting people. I made a couple of attempts and then decided to skip the show this year. After talking with the gallery owner, I decided to make a last attempt and I'm glad I did. I'm pretty happy with both of them. I like the way they look framed. Silk paintings are always so fresh and happy looking to me.
Image Size 15" x 15"
Silk Dyes on Silk
This is the silk painting I told you about in last week's post. This was the second one I painted and I am happy with the outcome. I painted this to enter into a local contest held at Chemers Gallery. The theme for the show is "Live and Play in Tustin." I'll find out next week if it gets in. Below is my first attempt at this scene.
I just taped it onto a board and it's not stretched which is why it's so uneven looking. Also, I wasn't paying attention when I taped it down and it's backward from the way I painted it. Of course, that doesn't really matter because with silk painting, the color is the same from both sides. There are several reasons that made me feel that this first attempt wasn't as successful as it could be. Even though I always garden in pants, this person dressed in pants didn't feel right. I also don't like the sunglasses. I think my second attempt with the girl in a skirt and hat just feel more garden-like.
Image Size 30" x 18"
Silk Dyes on Silk
I work in just about every art medium I can get my hands on with my favorites being watercolor and silk painting. I love to experiment with different mediums and styles of painting. I try to paint every day and will post my paintings here as I finish them. I really appreciate any comments you may have on the paintings. You can sign up below to receive the postings automatically by e-mail. If you would like to see my artwork divided by medium, visit my website. If you would like information on purchasing one of my paintings, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org