I had lots of fun with this painting, pouring on intense color, then spritzing with water, tilting the paper in various directions....all done after masking out the mangrove. The background almost painted itself! Then I came back in to do the branches of the mangrove and added some color to the saved white paper for the reflections. Click on it for a closer view.
I am working on a new series of landscape and water paintings, using some techniques fairly new to me that are rather experimental.While not abstract, there is a loose, fresh quality to this one and, as it is the first one, I am rather pleased with it and excited about all the new ideas I have. I am not sure about posting all the paintings in this series, as I have found that there are web sites out there that are actually copying my paintings for monetary gain, as well as work of many other artists posting online. We shall see what can be done; in the meantime, know that I am working daily and I feel, growing as an artist. Please click on this painting to see the interesting texture, colors and movement.
It is truly that time of year, when we love to sit on the porch. The little flags add a touch of patriotism to this red, white and blue painting. It is easy to purchase a painting...just click on "Buy Now' and go through Pay Pal.
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.