Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Unity Tree

This month during third Thursday (an arts night downtown Orlando) Swamburger (of the local music group Soliloquists of Sound) organized a large street painting session. People were to bring a canvas and and easel to paint on with the theme of "Unity" in mind. It was a lot of fun, even though it rained off and on throughout the evening. I managed to cover the whole canvas with paint by 11:30 pm, but I still had a ways to go. Here is the finished painting a week after the event. It's acrylic on canvas, 16"x20".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Acrylic Painting intermission

I have no idea why but lately I have had a craving to paint with acrylic paints. Maybe it's because I have spent a long stretch of time messing around with India Ink. I finally broke down the other day and did a couple of small acrylic paintings on cardboard. One is called: "Lollipop Tree Forest" and the other one is called "Pink Lollies". What can I say, I love circles. And candy. And childhood. And trees.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The most recently adopted paintings...

just got delivered today! Thanks Alison for commissioning these underwater paintings. I had so much fun painting them and researching sea creatures that live around Florida. They are titled The Sea Beside Florida (1,2,3,4). The one at the top is a before pic, and below it is the finished painting. The next three are in progress images. I will have to post the finished ones of those another day. There is also a detail pic of the seahorses from the first largest painting. All of them are done in India ink on gessoed wood panel. The largest one is 24x36", then there is the turtle one which is 12x24", and the last two are both 9x12". These are the largest India Ink paintings I have done so far, and they were a great challenge as well as a joy to complete.
I am totally up for more commissions, so if you have something in mind that you think would work in India Ink with my style, contact  me and we can discuss it further.