Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lacey Bloom, Acrylic, 10"x10", $105

Part of the fun in painting is trying new tools and techniques. You never know what will resonate and take you in a new direction. This painting was done by applying the paint and then blowing through a straw to move the paint. I like the lacey effect.

This painting is in the Small Works Holiday show at the New Mexico Art League from December 5 – January 6, 2018.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

"Heuchera", Palace Purple, Watercolor, 16"x20"

I painted this from a coral bells plant in my garden. The shapes appealed to me and I pushed the colors into a stronger design. The painting has shown in the New Mexico Masterworks Exhibition but is currently one of four of my paintings on exhibition at the Cathedral of St. John’s Episcopal Church here in Albuquerque. The exhibition runs through March 6, 2018.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Footprint, Watercolor, 17"x21", $280

This realistic watercolor is from a photo taken on Aruba. The interesting thing is that I did not see the footprint when I was there or when I looked at the photo. I only saw it when I started painting it. It is quite large and probably from a prehistoric Pterodactyl.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Desert Floral, Acrylic, 18"x24", $300

As you can see from this painting, pouring isn’t all I do but this is still abstract. Abstract painting is very freeing. The painter, Bob Burridge once said "The more of yourself you put into a painting, the more the viewer will get out of it." Painting very realistically for me doesn't allow me to do this.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Seascape, 9"x12", $115 in Silver Frame

Acrylic pouring is such fun. I feel like a child again playing with the paint. You might start with a concept but the paint often takes you somewhere else. I titled  this seascape but it could also be mountains.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Light Offering, Photo

The repetition of shapes and the soft shadows are what intrigued me. I am considering creating a painting but sometimes a subject will always be a better photo than a painting.
Photography was my first visual art. After receiving a camera one Christmas as a child, I was hooked. I have a degree in Professional Photography from the Rochester Institute of Photography. This photo won First Prize in an Open Digital Category at the May 2017 Exhibition of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club here in Albuquerque. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Canyon Sunset, Acrylic on Cradleboard, 8"x10"
      A new direction! Acrylic is so much fun. This painting is a poured acrylic – no brushwork except for the sky. Although I might have a concept when I start, it doesn’t always turn out so I go with the flow and make something out of the unexpected. I’m working on a series of mountain paintings now with occasional diversions into other subjects. Who know where it will lead.I currently have two paintings in the exhibition at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the New Mexico Watercolor Society.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Blue Thoughts, Watercolor, 16" x 20", $260

Not all of my art is derived from my photographs. This painting was a free form watercolor with some stamping (see the vertical lines). It is fun to do this type of painting and follow where the paint leads.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Photo of stairway

Alpine Schloss. Acrylic, $310

Visitors to the gallery were interested in the inspiration for my paintings. Alpine Schloss was derived from a photo of a stairway. I converted the photo to black and white and then started adding and subtracting lines. This 17x21 inch painting is the result.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Friday, July 7 from 5-8 pm is the artist reception at Matrix Fine Art Gallery, 3812 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico for "Double Vision". This is an exhibition of geometric acrylic paintings inspired by photographs of architectural detail. I share the show with Mary Jane Milz who paints surrealistic watercolors. Regular gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. The show closes Friday, July 28. This painting is one in the exhibition.

Bandelier, Acrylic, 17" x 21", $310

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MUSICAL RHYTHMS, 17" X 21" Acrylic, $280

Musical Rhythms, 17"x21", $310

Patterns are found everywhere. This acrylic painting was inspired by a stack of chairs. It was part of a solo exhibition at La Mesa Presbyterian Church in February 2017. Why am I attracted to repeating patterns? To me, they are a metaphor for life. The rhythm of our life is shaped by our repeated behavior patterns. Sometimes they are good behaviors, sometimes not. The question is whether we learn and change these patterns. This painting was part of a juried exhibition in the New Mexico Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition in 2014.