Sunday, April 15, 2012

Figuratively Speaking

This semester is drawing to a close and I find myself working feverishly to finish up several (six-ish!!!) paintings in the next two weeks. Here are a few of my "projects" from this weekend. Enjoy!!

I've been experimenting with painting over other paintings I've already done.  I'm enjoying scratching back down through additional layers of paint to what lies beneath. 

.....the painting on the right was originally a Japanese style flowering tree painting....which isn't much my really that interesting. : (  .....but I'm liking it much better with the figure painted in on top. 

 These two are for a project I'm doing on the work of Paul Klee.  I'm experimenting with black gesso instead of white on the left......which inspired the painting on the right.  Many of the backgrounds in my paintings tend to have darker backgrounds to begin with.  This "under-painting" makes for an added dimension to the "Klee"-style squares as a background.  The possibilities for this process become endless. to fix the size of her right leg.....

For more exciting drawings from other artist, check out Sunday Sketches.


  1. These are really interesting pieces - you kept my eye for a long time looking deep into these.

  2. Absolutely wonderful works of art ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

  3. I love seeing what you do with your art and paintings. I don't often experiment with painting over another one - but I think I kind of understand what you're saying. I painted an acrylic recently and one portion of it I re-painted quite a few times before it all fell into place! :)

  4. It is such fun painting over and re using images and things... makes me miss art school... great paintings xx

  5. ...thankyoU for your beautiful s.s. share! ~ blessed be!...

  6. i love the light in your colored pieces, really wonderful.